Nick White is organising a regional group meeting at the Radstock Museum to view this exhibition, which Jane Rees  has prepared:  she has researched and prepared twenty two A1 posters, and Nick,  with help from Bob Burgess, has filled seven museum display cases with some 150 tools from their  collections. 

Twelve trades are covered on the posters, with six having display cases.

These are Coopers, Edge Tool Makers, Farriers, Wheelwrights, Saddlers and Sash Window Makers.

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The proposed dates are either Sunday 12th March or Sunday 19th March

The provisional format would be:

10.30 for 11.00 a.m.        arrive at Museum  -  coffee/tea.

11.15 to 11.45 a.m.         A short talk by a local historian (details to be confirmed).

12. -1.00 p.m.                    Tools and chat in the museum.  Tables available.

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.               lunch – bring your own sandwiches (and continue Tools and Chat!)  clear up by 2.00

2.00 p.m. onwards          Museum opens to the public – view our exhibition and other galleries.

The museum is open on Sundays from 2 -5 p.m. but is pretty quiet on Sundays in March.  There is a café serving tea/coffee/cakes etc. from 2.00 p.m.

There is also a very good shop with many books, including relevant second hand.

For more about the museum visit

This museum is run by volunteers and is a registered charity.  Entrance is £5/6

There are no other costs apart from travel.  (There is a small café / restaurant opposite the museum which sells sandwiches and basic cooked food.  Nick is checking to see if it is open on Sundays.)

There is free parking almost opposite the museum (4 hours).  You are welcome to bring guests, but let Nick know numbers.

Don’t forget to look out a few special tools – new acquisitions – “wotsits” to bring along.