Entries by Claire Ryley

Mr Toad’s Abandoned Caravan, and Other Amazing Spaces

Kindly given by Toad to Ratty and Mole who refurbished it for their holidays. We are grateful to Elizabeth Hazelwood who is allowing it to be displayed at Gold Hill Museum (when we re-open) with other splendid entries for the Amazing Spaces Challenge. It involved lots of cardboard, glue and acrylic paint, and is accompanied […]

Amazing Spaces Challenge Now Open to All

In 2019 Gold Hill Museum was given a collection of superb hand-made dolls’ houses made by Tryphena Orchard, and this year we are exhibiting them with the stories of the people who ‘lived’ in them. There are two large semi-detached houses, a Tudor tearoom, and four individual rooms, each with a theme, including a Roman […]

Expert Declares Museum’s Oldest Object Is Even Older

An unexpected result of the Saturday 14 July session at Gold Hill Museum with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen, Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset and Somerset (above), was the significant re-dating of what was already thought to be the Museum’s oldest artefact. A hand-axe, currently labelled as a 200,000 year old Acheulean specimen, appears to be considerably older, […]

Christmas Fun

Christmas Fun at Gold Hill Museum Sunday 6th December 2015 – 2-4pm Free Event All Welcome Handbells, stories, craft activities, and help us decorate our tree. Refreshments included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required Click here for poster