Frenchay Museum News

Frenchay Museum

Temporary exhibitions update

Our current visiting exhibition, celebrating the lives of South Gloucestershire residents of Indian Heritage, continues until the end of November (and the accompanying computerised continuous display is now working properly).

Annual close-down

Please note that the Museum will be closed during December & January for our annual ‘deep-clean’ and repairs/adjustments to various displays.

February 2023

We will be re-opening with an exhibition about Frenchay’s Women. The current material is all about historic women and we would love to tell the story of some contemporary women, as well. Do you know of someone whose story deserves telling? If so, just give us some details - with a photo if possible - and we will feature them. The possibilities are endless; perhaps a neighbour who helped during lockdown, someone with an interesting life or someone who is a lot of fun! Don’t be too shy or modest - why not your own mother or daughter? Please ring Carol Thorne on 0117 956 9963.

Winter talks programme

Unfortunately, for various reasons, it has not been possible to finalise the autumn segment of our winter talks series (shown in draft on the membership card). So, apologies for the fact that there was no talk on 13th October and that there will be no talk on 10th November, either. The committee is working to restore the planned talks in the New Year and we hope to have three talks arranged for January, February & March, followed by the AGM in May (our usual month). If contacting speakers, booking rooms and drafting some relevant & eye-catching publicity is your speciality, then we have a vacancy on the committee for just such a volunteer! [Please contact me on 0117 956 6378.]

Roadworks near the Museum

Please watch-out for the start of planned upgrades to the existing access road from the mini-roundabout, being carried out by Redrow & various contractors. We discovered some information during the planning application and have recently been updated by North Bristol Trust. It is understood that the road is being moved away from the Museum, leaving room for a pavement but with minimal loss of our garden areas. On balance, we hope it will be the start of some long-term improvements in the setting of West Lodge but no doubt also some short-term inconvenience!

Hugh Whatley (Chair - Frenchay Tuckett Society).