Temporary closure of Exhibition area: Sunday May 28th.

The Museum’s Exhibition area will be closed to the public for the afternoon of Sunday 28th May (2-5pm).
The Museum apologises for any inconveniences caused by this closure.

The last day to see the exhibition: “Working with hand tools …The traditional way” is May 31st 2017.


Running from 1st February until 31st May 2017.
“Working with hand tools …the traditional way”.

We are delighted to welcome the Tools and Trades History Society to our display space and to be loaning some of our own tools for their display.


The exhibition is curated by Jane Rees, President of the Tools and Trades History Society.
The Society is an educational charity founded in 1983 to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and how they were used.

This exhibition features tools from twelve of the trades that were carried out in the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Bath area.
The trades that will be featured are:
• edge-tool making
• agriculture
• wheelwrighting
• coach and wagon making
• coopering
• millwrighting
• bookbinding
• plane making
• sash window making
• clock and watch making
• harness and saddle making.

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

Paintings of Local Life and more…

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.

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.



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 exhibition will run from mid-September until the end of November 2017.

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