Friends of Blake Museum
Registered Charity No. 1099815
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 Council.
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
The museum opens daily from April to October, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Last entry at
Other times may vary. Please see the main museum website
Coffee Mornings take place on the last Thursday of each month except December.
Come and join us between 10.30am and 12.00am. All welcome.
Band Concerts in the adjoining Blake Gardens (catering provided by the Friends)
Selected dates in July and August
Spring (March) and Christmas (November) Fairs
See our programme of talks which take place on the second Tues of each month at 7.30pm.
For further information contact the museum 01278 456127 Tues - Sat.
Events at the museum throughout the year
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