News Stories currently available:
Our new exhibition 'Freedom, Equality and Fraternity' will be open in the new season Saturday 1 April.
Local Hero' Hugh Bourne Pioneer and Man of Science' will also feature in the exhibition and in our programme for the schools.
Our Progamme of Events for 2017 is near completion and will soon be available to download here.
The Museum will be closed during January as a programme of refurbishment is underway.
We look forward to welcoming you all for the new season when the work is completed.
Advance Notice: Dates for your Diary
Can you Believe it? Hugh Bourne, the founder of the Primitive Methodists, was a Man of Science as well as a Man of God?
Well he was and he taught children about science with various experiments in the 1800’s.
Hear All About It !
8 July Local Heroes Event: Hugh Bourne - Pioneer of Science for All
Coffee from 10.00
Talks as follows
10.30 `The Bourne Family: Millwrights and Engineers` with John Anderson
11.30 Talk with Jill Barber, our Director.
11.30 `Hugh Bourne Man of God and Man of Science` with Stephen Hatcher
Children tell your teacher - Our new schools’ workshops include Hugh Bourne and his scientific experiments and you can have a hands on experience trying them out. You can mix and match this with any of our other workshops & programmes.
Further dates for your diary - Special Events
Did you know special rare long eared bats have made their home at Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum?
Well they have and you can come along to our special evening “Bats in the Belfry” and hear and possibly see them!
Make a note in your diary for Museums at Night on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 7.30pm.
It’s Free but donations are always welcome.
Thursday 11th May – Sunday 14th May
“Sew Spiritual” A Banner exhibition with participatory workshops will be held at the museum
Watch this space for further details and exact times of workshops as they become available.
Saturday May 20th 2017 Don’t miss the return of Ged Ryan with his enthralling evening “Bats in the Belfry!”
Come along and listen to the talk and join us on a walk with bat detector boxes to hear and see the bats.
In all honesty we do not have a belfry but we do have long eared bats and you may well hear and see them; we certainly
heard and saw lots of them the last time we held this event.
You can be sure the refreshments will be good; look out for the Bat Biscuits!
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