Walking back through Walcot’s history.

17th century map of area
17th century map of area

A major exhibition on the development of two of Bath’s most historic streets – Walcot and Broad Streets- will open at the Museum of Bath at Work on Thursday July 10th.

The project – Beyond the North Gate – is a result of work created by the Survey of Old Bath, a historical research group that has been scrutinising the district for two years.

Broad st 1850 Hand coloured wood engraving
Broad st 1850 Hand coloured wood engraving

The exhibition includes a walking guide to Walcot Street, never before printed photographs of the area and some surprising new research regarding the street layout in Medieval times.

Director of the Museum of Bath at Work Stuart Burroughs said ‘The history of Walcot has been well publicised in the last few years but this exhibition is the culmination of an extensive-and detailed- survey of everything!

You couldn’t ask for more and the work of Elisabeth Holland, Margaret Burrows, Mike Chapman and Phil Bendall is nothing if not comprehensive’

The exhibition will run from July 10th to August 10th and admission is free with admission to the Museum.

The Museum’s opening hours are 10.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. with last admission at 4.00 p.m. and for B&NES residents there is a reduction of £1.00 on admission charged.