Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

South Gloucestershire

This is Your Heritage - South Gloucestershire Stories of the Indian Community

South Gloucestershire Council has, in partnership, obtained funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants for a pilot project to enable people in the Indian Community to share their stories of migration to South Gloucestershire. The project partners are the South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network, Avon Indian Community Association, South Gloucestershire Museums Group, Yate Heritage Centre (Yate Town Council), South Gloucestershire Libraries and Gloucestershire Archives.

The project will be a starting point for museums to collect diverse contemporary oral histories, images and objects, draw on the experiences of multi-faith Indian community groups and engage with new and diverse audiences. It will serve the core purpose of museums to engage inclusively with a diverse audience and build relationships.

This project will engage local accredited museums with the South Gloucestershire Indian community through co-production of filmed oral histories, films stories, contemporary collecting, an exhibition, learning resources and a celebration event. The aim is to tell unexplored stories of Indian heritage, migration, settlement and lived experience of now, which will enable museums to promote cultural understanding amongst communities.

If you wish to have further information about this project, please contact:

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

Tel.: 01454 865783  Mob: 07808 364704

Shiv Sama, Race Equality Network, Chair, Avon Indian Community Association 

Mob: 07515445206


Winterbourne Medieval Barn

  Ryan Chubb

Winterbourne Medieval Barn has fully re-opened after a very long closure due to building work and then covid. The Trust has a range of community events planned for the summer, with skills workshops, live performances, talks, nature walks, tours, and activities for young children.

Full details can be found on the Winterbourne Barn website 

For the moment everything has to be prebooked online, and will be managed in accordance with covid guidelines. 

We look forward to welcoming many new visitors in the coming months, as well as our old friends who have not yet seen the transformation of the site following the building work of 2019-20.  For most activities there is free parking on site, but for the biggest events we are pleased to be partnering with Winterbourne Academy to provide parking spaces at the school on Winterbourne High Street. 

Louise Harrison for Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT)

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