Summer 2020

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

At Home

South Gloucestershire museums and heritage sites are closed during the Covid-19 Lockdown but have been active ‘At Home’.

Aerospace Bristol

Has created ‘At Home’ activities for families in Lockdown with a request for donations, see here for more information

Thornbury & District Museum

The museum is using Facebook (see here) to keep volunteers involved by carrying out some contemporary collecting.  Volunteers are asked to gather and keep information about Coronavirus (Covid-19) 2020.  They say “We are experiencing one of the worst times in our lives, just as people did during WW1 and WW2 because we are fighting a deadly virus. Coronavirus (Covid 19) will become history and in classrooms children will be learning about what happened to us in 2020.”

Kingswood Heritage Museum – online education activities

Linda Blackwell, Volunteer Education Officer, has written super 4 tasks to assist parents and children with home learning see here. Watch this space as Linda plans to add more activities.

Avon Valley Railway the Trust has set up a Virgin Giving Corona Virus Survival Fund to obtain donations. See here.

Yate Heritage Centre:

Zoe and David are providing new activities on Facebook see here

Winterbourne Medieval Barn All 50 Activity Packs were snapped up but Jasmine will be creating new online activities see here.


Second World War Stories podcast for radio: Christina Wheeler, previously our Engagement Officer for the World War Two Stories Project created a podcast for our local radio.  You can hear it here:

VE 75th Anniversary South Gloucestershire VE 75th Anniversary events supported by South Gloucestershire Council were  cancelled or postponed.  In their place, some organisations have, instead, organised On Line Virtual and At Home events from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. For information see here

VE Party, Station Road, Warmley, 1945 (Reproduced with permission of Kingswood Heritage Museum)

Jane Marley, Museums and Heritage Officer, South Gloucestershire Council.


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