Category Archives: Uncategorized

Agriculture resources available and wanted

As part of an on-going project we are collating data for agriculture from the villages.  An indication of the weath of material available has been listed by Duncan and that list can be seen here. As research continues, we would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Watermills and Manufactories Research

The large number of watermills and manufactories used in Beaminster and the surrounding villages is one of our key areas of record-keeping and research. Duncan Harris has just put together a very useful list of sources available within the museum. … Continue reading

Posted in Research resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tercentenary of Freemasonry

For 145 years, there has been a masonic lodge here in Beaminster and many local families have been and still are  actively involved in its charitable works. The United Grand Lodge of England is celebrating its tercentenary this year so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Walking sticks and bangles

There are still some lovely , locally crafted walking sticks available for sale in the museum shop so if you forgot yours when on holiday, you know where to come. Souvenir and practicality in one visit. There are also some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Beaminster School Festival Photography

The Museum is delighted to once again host a photographic exhibition from Beaminster School students. This is now an important part of the Beaminster Festival and a valuable experience for the students themselves, showing their work to a wider audience.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Museum participation Beaminster-style

So, apparently, museums are failing to close the participation gap. Hmm: not so sure that is true in Beaminster. We have children of all ages, learned professors, ‘staying over the road’ visitors, ‘want to see great-granny/grandad’s contribution’ visitors, overseas visitors … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wood you know and wood we craft

Along with the current exhibition, Wood you know we are delighted to be showcasing items from some of our local craftspeople in the shop.  Peter Wheeler has a wide selection of items including an amazing array of walking sticks, jewellery … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Beaminster St Mary’s – Welcome!

Are you a pupil at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster? If you are, you may be doing the Research project this holiday. Please do come and see us. (Please bring an adult with you.) We are expecting you and will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Season Begins

Two exciting new temporary exhitions open Saturday 01 April at 10:30. First, we are celebrating 40 years of friendship with St. James in Normandy. Second, we are celebrating all things ‘wood’.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

40 Years of Twinning with Saint James

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment