Friends of Blake Museum
Registered Charity No. 1099815
Copyright 2015 FOBM all rights reserved.
Museum Opening Times
10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Saturday
Last admission 3.00pm
Admission is FREE - please consider making a donation
From Tuesday 29th March - Friday 4th November 2016
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
Please see main museum website here
The Blake Museum was founded in 1926 by the Bridgwater Borough Council. In 1974, with the Local
Government re-organisation, ownership was transferred to the newly formed Sedgemoor District Council.
In 2000 The Friends of Blake Museum was formed to promote and support the improvement of the Blake
Museum. In 2009 and under threat of closure, the ownership was transferred to the Bridgwater Town
The museum is now managed entirely by volunteers, and since April 2009 it has played a vital part in
running the museum and caring for the collection. Under the guidance of the Curators, the volunteers
carry out numerous tasks including cleaning, visitor reception, manning the shop, cataloguing, research,
transcribing, assisting with school visits and assisting the curators with displays. During the Winter
closure much of the maintenance work is done like painting, re varnishing floors etc.
We are always keen to welcome new volunteers as Custodians. If you can spare a minimum of three
hours a week we would like to hear from you. Please contact us first to arrange an informal chat.
For a small subscription you may like to consider joining the Friends. See how to join
The museum opens daily from April to October, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Other times
The Purpose of the Museum has been restated and brought closely in line with the original purposes
declared on its founding in 1926.