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.

On now until 24th April 2017.

A large interactive cube will be visiting the museum with touch screens.

Have you ever wished you could travel back in time and discover how your area has changed over the years?

Our cutting-edge exhibition features extraordinary images from archives, museums and heritage collections across the West of England, to give a unique insight into the history of the places where we live, work and visit every day.

For the first time in one place, our touring exhibition tells the stories of the people who lived in the varied landscapes across the West of England – from Miners in Radstock to Peat-cutters in the Somerset levels, Moonrakers of Devizes, to Foresters in the Forest of Dean.

see also the Know Your Place day Event on Saturday 1st April, 12:00am – 3:00pm.




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