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Blake Museum

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Open Lectures & Talks
Annual programme of talks organized by The Friends of Blake Museum.
Venue
5 Blake Street, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, TA6 3NB, South West,
Historic County
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URL was last checked
15 January 2016
'Founded in 1926 by the Bridgwater Borough Council. In 1974, with the Local Government re-organisation, ownership was transferred to the newly formed Sedgemoor District Council. In 2000 The Friends of Blake Museum was formed to promote and support the improvement of the Blake Museum. In 2009 and under threat of closure, the ownership was transferred to the Bridgwater Town Council. The Museum is now managed entirely by volunteers, and since April 2009 it has played a vital part in running the Museum and caring for the collection. Under the guidance of the Curators, the volunteers carry out numerous tasks including cleaning, visitor reception, manning the shop, cataloguing, research, transcribing, assisting with school visits and assisting the curators with displays. During the Winter closure much of the maintenance work is done like painting, re varnishing floors etc.'
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