Unfortunately, due to the Covid restrictions, the Museum is closed. We will let you know as things change, when we have opening dates.
These pictures show our latest exhibition on the Union Workhouse in Mere. This was presented before the Covid closure and will be still up when the museum opens again. It was a very interesting part of Mere’s history to research and showed that not everything about the Workhouse’s was bad. However, Mere could be one
Having taking delivery of the Rutter Scrapbooks in January 2020 from the conservators at Chippenham, the volunteers started the task of transferring them into our system, by numbering, logging and individually storing each item. We are looking forward to returning to our task when the Museum is open again! You can find some pictures of
Thank you to everyone who supported our Big Event in October, making it such a brilliant success! Lots of names were added to photographs (this was a huge hit!), two stories were recorded (so far) about Waltons, and we heard a fascinating talk from paper conservator Sophie Coles. It was exciting to see work being
An important reminder is that the Friends AGM will take place on Tuesday November 26th at 7.30 p.m. in the Museum. At this event we shall be launching our exciting, brand new range of sales items which will revolutionise the Friends’ Sales Desk and generate, we hope, more much needed funds for the Museum. There
We are delighted to announce that our new exhibition, titled ‘The town store in the county’, John Walton & Co. Ltd. is now live! The exhibition introduces and explores the Walton dynasty of Mere’s shopping world during the 19th and 20th centuries. John Walton started the business in 1864 and this would grow greatly over
We have a very busy few months at the museum with many events taking place. Our next exhibition will explore the ever popular topic of the Walton dynasty of Mere’s shopping world during the19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition will open to the public on Tuesday September 2nd. Come and be astonished! Following on from
The Friends of Mere Museum are grateful to everyone who supported with such enthusiasm, both events they put on during the course of one week in May! The Plant Sale (on the 13th) and Quiz (on the 17th) raised over £1000 for the museum. The Museum depends entirely on funds raised by The Friends, so we are all very
Our new exhibition has been devised, designed and installed by members of the Mere Footpath Group. With over 70 footpaths there are plenty of opportunities to go walkabout! There is about 35 meters of footpath for each person in the town. The Mere Footpath Group help maintain and improve the paths, stiles and gates around the town.