Update from Bristol At Home

Posted on by Fay Curtis.

It’s been a busy few months at Blaise Castle House Museum!

drawing of a maidAfter Easter, we’ll open our doors again from Wednesday to Sunday. We’ve got a lovely new display of nineteenth century fashion, and a new pack of information in the kitchen gallery which brings to life some of the objects you can see there. We’ve also developed a great new trail for children – follow Maude the Maid on her daily round of housework, and find and draw the objects which she uses. Just ask at the front desk for a copy of the trail. We look forward to seeing you!

We also took part in Museum Week on Twitter in late March. People shared memories of visiting Blaise as children, guessed how our quirky gas-fuelled bath worked, and took selfies in the museum! This was our favourite, so please keep posting them even though Museum Week has finished. We think #MuseumSelfies should be an ongoing trend.

The Bristol At Home project has been busy, too. We’ve had pictures of winter clothes, kitchens and the insides of people’s fridges! This was sent in by Ruth Hecht, in Easton:


The theme for this month is breakfast – show us yours! It’s the most important meal of the day, after all. Whether you are sitting down to toast and tea or grabbing a bacon butty at Brunel’s Buttery – we want to see! Sara from Bristol In My Pocket has posted these rather delicious-looking buttermilk pancakes, to get you started.

Helen McConnell, Collections Officer – Public History


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