Blaise Museum welcomes visitors again
VISITORS are flocking back to Bristol’s historic houses this month following closure for over two years due to the pandemic.
Blaise Museum reopened to visitors at the beginning of April, as did the Georgian House Museum and the Red Lodge Museu.
Councillor Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor of Bristol with responsibility for culture, said: “The three historic houses are fantastic museums and all offer something completely unique for visitors. You can experience three of the oldest rooms in Bristol at the Red Lodge, explore the city’s connection to the sugar trade and transatlantic slavery at the Georgian House and discover how people used to live at Blaise Museum.
“Although the doors have been closed for more than two years, the team has been busy behind the scenes, caring for the buildings and the collections. The houses have undergone redecoration works while detailed condition checking and cataloguing of their objects has improved online access to our collections. I’m really looking forward to seeing visitors enjoy these wonderful spaces once again.”
A new film installation by South African artist Lebohang Kganye has gone on on display at the Georgian House Museum until December. ‘Dipina tsa Kganya’ – Leave the light when you leave for good is a response to the house’s history and invites visitors to reflect on the legacy of colonialism. The installation is the final exhibition of the Bristol Photo Festival.
Pre-booking entry is advised but not essential. All the museums are free, although donations are always welcome.
For more information and to pre-book, visit www.bristolmuseums.org.uk