Monthly Archives: January 2021

A potted history of soap making in Bristol – until 1954

By Lee Hutchinson, curator of history Bristol has laid claim to several firsts in English history. One of those is soap manufacturing. In the 1815 edition of the Bristol Guide, the author echoed the belief that “the first manufacture of Soap in Eng…

New round of funding for creative projects and events

by the Arts and Events team at Bristol City Council As well as looking after the city’s museums, archives, Bottle Yard Studios and Create Centre, the Culture and Creative Industries team at Bristol City Council is also responsible for the distribution of…

Listen to the past: spectacular new podcasts!

By Katie Scaife, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project manager. Monday 18 January saw the launch of an amazing new series of podcasts called Bristol Schools. They’ve been created by local people with the help of BCfm community radio and Bristol Muse…

Stay connected with Bristol Museums online

We are in our third lockdown but there are lots of ways to stay connected with us at home. From online talks to study days and exhibitions – over the coming weeks we hope to inspire you and brighten up the winter months with fun activities and amazi…