‘Reopening our High Streets Safely’
This afternoon, the Trust will be attending an online webinar which will see Councillor Dine Romero alongside a group of panellists who will provide an update and take your questions on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s approach to the government guidance ‘Reopening our High Streets Safely’ ahead of non-essential shops reopening on Monday 15th June.
8th June 2020 Update
We have reached 74% of our £5,000 fundraising target for the maintenance of our museums and continued campaigning and education work thanks to the incredible generosity and support of local residents in Bath and the wider area. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their continued engagement and backing throughout this difficult time. Despite our doors remaining closed, we continue to passionately advocate for the protection and enhancement of Bath’s architectural historic environment and share educational content via our social media channels. If you want to help, you can donate by clicking here. Thank you.
5th May 2020 Update
BPT sends statements to B&NES first virtual Planning Committee
We have submitted a written statement in respect of a planning application on the agenda for this week’s Planning Committee. And recorded a video statement to address the committee on the broader matter of decision making during this time. Our key message to B&NES Council is that however difficult it is to interact directly with your community, your constituents and your consultees, we are still here.
1st May 2020 Update
Loss of visitor cash could leave heritage in ruins. Bath Preservation Turst CEO Caroline Kay concludes “we’ll need a culturally rich world to return to… what people crave when times are bad is something more than just survival. And we can give them it”
Read a feature about heritage and the crisis in The Times Newspaper of May 1st 2020 here
23rd March 2020
During the current uncertainty created by coronavirus (COVID-19) and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers, staff and our wider community the Trust’s four museums are closed until we are advised we can reopen.
The safety of our community is our priority therefore in line with the latest advice from Public Health England we have decided to temporarily close. We look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as we can.
In line with our closure we have also postponed our events programmes. If you have booked a lecture, event or workshop with us we are happy to refund in full, although we would be very grateful if you feel able to make this a donation to Bath Preservation Trust.
We are charity – of 85 years standing – and receive no statutory funding. Our income is generated through admission costs at our museums plus a subscribing membership of approximately 1,400 people and organisations. The decision to temporarily close our museums is unprecedented and in the medium to long term an unsustainable model. If you can support us and make a much-needed donation at this time we would be extremely grateful.
Learning and Outreach
Staff are busy making some educational resources available on-line as well as some ideas for entertaining families isolated at home. These will be forthcoming soon. Please check our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) platforms as well as museum websites for updates.
We send you all our best wishes and support through these challenging days.