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The commune of St James sits in Basse Normandie, not far from Le Mont St Michel and bypassed to the West by the A84 to Rennes. A small but active town, it has much in common with Beaminster which undoubtedly … Continue reading
No, we have not imported a whole wood. Our very own, highly talented Roberta Bee has been at work again. The new season, opening on 01 April, promises to be a good one.
Declutterers and buyers BookDay is almost here! 25 February is our designated Book Sale day from 10:00 until 1:00. This should conveniently be ahead of the forecast rain! If you would like to donate books to the sale and have … Continue reading
It was a joy once again to welcome the Beaminster Gallery Quire as they gave their Christmas ‘concert with readings’ last night. The various voice-parts in the music were enhanced by placement around the museum’s gallery and the sound in … Continue reading
Those looking forward to Brian Earl’s talk on the Netherbury Witch (Tuesday 13 December, 1430) or to the traditional Beaminster Gallery Quire Concert in the Museum on Saturday 17 December are fortunate also to be able to see Kate Ackerley’s … Continue reading
The Museum is technically in its closed period but we have too much to show to worry about that. Events this month include: Christmas Coffee Morning: Saturday 3 December, 10.00am-noon Winter Talk #3 – The Netherbury Witch (Brian Earl): Tuesday … Continue reading
Interviewer Katy Ashman from Abbey 104 FM was warmly welcomed by Curator Brian Earl when she came to discuss Life Below Stairs, one of our two special 2016 exhibitions. As can be heard on the Abbey104 podcast Katy really enjoyed … Continue reading
Part of the fun of social history lies in noting the similarities between people ‘then’ and ‘us now’. The Census exhibition shows that the temptation to be economical with the truth for official records is far from a modern phenomenon…
We are very fortunate in having Nick Tett and his team working in their premises in Beaminster Square but did you know of the 19th century Beaminster butcher who became a Master Butcher working at Smithfield Market in London? Come … Continue reading