Visit to Sherborne Castle

24th Aug 2022   

A private guided tour of the castle, built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh, with splendid state rooms and grounds designed by Capability Brown.

Cost: £43.50 per person.
A booking form was enclosed with the July newsletter.

Organiser:  Carol Lear,


Curators’ Talks and Annual General Meeting

2.30pm    17th Sep 2022    The Studio, M Shed 

Amy Raphael, Project Curator Japanese Ceramics and either Amber Turner or Emily Roy, Project Curator Applied Art, will talk about some of the objects acquired in the last year with the help of funds from the Friends.

No need to book but do come along to find out what our funds can buy for the museum’s collections, after a short AGM.


Visit to Roche Court Sculpture Park

22nd Sep 2022   

Roche Court is a sculpture park and gallery set in over 60 acres of parkland in the Wiltshire countryside, specialising in 20th and 21st century works of art that are on view both in the park and in their prize-winning contemporary indoor spaces.  Our visit will include a guided tour.

Cost: £41.00 per person.
A booking form was enclosed with the July newsletter.
Plenty of spaces still to be filled

Organiser:  Richard Avery,


Lunchtime talk: Sea Mills – Building homes, building community

1.00pm - 2.00pm    21st Jul 2022    Held over Zoom 

In 2019 the Sea Mills Garden Suburb in north Bristol celebrated its centenary.

A group of residents used Bristol Archives to research their area and uncover the stories of the first residents and how they shaped their community.  In this online talk, Mary Milton will present some of the stories that were uncovered and the archive documents and photographs that made this possible.

Speaker: Mary Milton, Archive Assistant at Bristol Archives, and Project Co-ordinator of the Sea Mills 100 project.

To book a place for this online talk via the Museum’s website, click here.