June  6th until  September 2nd 2017.
EXHIBITION of Paintings by local artist Norman Matthews.

Paintings of Local Life and more…

The paintings on display are by local Artist Norman Matthews who has recreated some happy memories from his youth.
These include, amongst others:
‘Playtime at Clandown school’;
‘Waiting for the Racing Pigeons return’
And ‘Swimming in the Brook’.

The museum has plundered its extensive historical archives to complement these occasions with photographs and information on the events portrayed in Norman’s paintings.

Do you remember the flying circus? or are you in the school photograph?
Come to the Museum and find out.

A selection of Norman Matthews prints will be available to buy from the Museum shop.

Norman, who is a member of the Bath Society of Artists, continues working today and, in addition to his own work, is currently providing art work for a large multi-national company as well as book illustrations. His work features in many local collections.


Volcano Batch Photographic and artwork competition:
Exhibition of all entries.

Copies of all the entries in our recent photographic competition are now on display at the Museum.

This exhibition will remain throughout the summer.

The images chosen to become postcards are being printed and will soon be available to buy in the Museum shop.

Read More about the winners and the story of the Competition.


Coming later in 2017.

Our Autumn Exhibition is ‘Celebrating Westfield’ and will be the next in the Village Histories series of exhibitions about our local communities past and present.

The Way We Lived Then. The History of Westfield 1860-2017.

Opening on 18th September until 29th November.

The fifth in the museum’s series of Communities and Villages Exhibitions; the Westfield councillors and volunteers have pulled together the many threads in Westfield’s long history which stretches from the Romans’ in AD 49 (building of the Fosse Way), though the quiet years of the agricultural middle ages, to the explosion of the coal mining industry in the nineteenth century which in turn supported various minor industries, to today’s flourishing small businesses and entrepreneurships.

All these endeavours have been supported by the active Church and Chapels in the area and latterly by the development of outstanding educational institutions.

Not forgetting the personal stories of Westfield folk who made this a community of which they can be proud.

The exhibition will tell the stories and illustrate these endeavours. Memories will be stirred by the interesting pictures and artefacts the Westfield group have amassed.

This is an exhibition not to be missed.


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