Bishops Waltham Museum Trust at the Palace Farmhouse
The Museum at the Palace Farmhouse
The Museum will open for the new season on 4th May 2019.
The exhibition this year is entitled 'Rediscover Bishop's Waltham' and will include exhibits, activities and information relating to Mark Henry Blanchard, an influential figure in the town and to James Padbury, clock maker.
There will also be two art exhibitions. One will show paintings of old Bishop's Waltham while the other will exhibit the work of visitors to the Palace.
The Museum will be open for Easter Weekend 20th, 21st and 22nd April.
Monday 8th April 2019,
7.00pm Bishop's Waltham Youth Hall THIS IS A CHANGE OF VENUE
We welcome you to our AGM. We aim to keep the business of the AGM as brief as possible.
Following a break for tea and coffee at 7.30 pm, we are fortunate to have Vicki Stacey and Alan Matlock speaking about the Spitfire Aircraft and it's relevance to Bishop' Waltham.
Vicki and Alan will give a joint presentation on the outcomes of the Nuffield Theatres Southampton's Lottery-Funded project, Out of the Shadows. This grew out of the theatre's production of a new play, The Shadow Factory, by Howard Brenton. It tells the story of the bombing of the Supermarine Factories in Woolston and the subsequent dispersal across the city, and beyond.
The talk will aim to present the findings of the whole project but with a local focus on, amongst others, the stores in Claylands, and the airfield and aircraft construction at Marwell.
Free and tea and coffee.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Bishop's Waltham Museum Trust was formed in April 1984, by John Bosworth and others, to establish and maintain a Museum in Bishop's Waltham for the exhibition of items of historical and archaeological interest relating to the Parish and surrounding area.
John was an enthusiastic and talented historian who documented the many changes to Bishop's Waltham over the years.
The Bishop's Waltham Museum is now housed in the ground floor of the farmhouse in the beautiful grounds of the Bishop's Waltham Palace,
Some comments from our visitors.
First time to museum even though we live at Locks Heath. Will bring others now.
An excellent addition to the Palace Ruins,some very interesting exhibits all nicely presented and accompanied by solid information.
I enjoyed dressing up as a knight. Jack, me and my granddad came here and we had a very interesting time.