The Bishop’s Waltham Museum Trust was formed in April 1984 to establish and maintain a Museum in Bishop’s Waltham for the exhibition of items of historical and archaeological interest relating to the Parish and surrounding area.
Today the Museum is situated in the beautiful grounds of the Bishop’s Waltham Palace. We are on the ground floor of the Farmhouse and English Heritage has an exhibition on the history of the Palace on the first floor. Every year we try to have an exhibition connected to the history of Bishop’s Waltham.
In addition to many local artefacts the Museum also has a large collection of photographs thanks to the late John Bosworth, without whom the Museum would most probably not have existed. These photographs are often the subject of “then and now” displays and articles in the regular Newsletter.
The collection continues to grow and we are always interested in any item with good local provenance.
The Museum receives no regular funding and is run entirely by volunteers. We receive occasional grants for particular projects, such as the D-Day exhibition. For our day to day expenses we rely on donations from our visitors and money raised by The Friends of Bishop’s Waltham Museum.