Your Memories Wanted For New Museum Of Bristol

By 24 Hour Museum Staff | 01 June 2007
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black and white photo of winches attached to an industrial waterfront building

The new Museum will replace the Industrial Museum on the harbourside. © Bristol City Council

The new Museum of Bristol, due to open in 2009, is looking for contributions from people in the city to ensure it captures the real essence of the old port city.

The city council has launched a series of questionnaires to try and elicit any valuable stories that locals might have to tell about their home – memorable journeys, unusual workplaces, creative achievements or challenges faced are all welcome topics.

“We want people in Bristol, young and old, and even those who have left the city, to consider the questions we are asking, delve into their memories and let us have their stories,” said Julie Finch, Director of the new Museum.

“Working with the public so closely in designing the content for our new museum is unprecedented; we really are leading the way nationally in this approach and it’s this that will make our museum different. Our collection of stories and memories is an exciting step along the way – we want as many people as possible to get involved.”

graphic impression of an industrial waterfront building with boats on the water and people walking around outside

An impression of the new Museum of Bristol. © Bristol City Council

Go to www.bristol.gov.uk/mystories to donate your stories, or go along to see the Museum’s Lodekka bus at Hengrove car boor sale (June 9) or at Blaise Castle House Museum (June 10) and speak to Museum staff there.

The deadline for submitting stories is June 20 2007.

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