‘My colleague and I are doing a student radio feature at the University of Westminster about some of the smaller, niche museums in London. We were hoping to have a short interview with someone from the museum who could tell us a bit about what it’s like to be a special interest museum and about the collection.’
Katt and her fellow student Spencer (MA in Broadcast Multimedia Journalism) spent a riot of an afternoon (forget brief interview) with guests Diane and Diana, recording the tour and tea proceedings.
Here is the fruit of their labours. They have passed with flying colours and the only criticism was that they didn’t treat the other museums with as much love!
Thank you so much Katt 🙂 Free cream teas all round and bring your mum!
As the debate about removing Bath’s pews rages on, we chip in with a suggestion to upcycle them. Jan 2018
Honoured to have a great turn-out – 50 maybe?! – sprinkled with new faces, friends and supporters, especially Cliff (one of our very first guests) , Valerie, Nora (from Florida), Kate with Beanie, Garatt and Charlene. All the IT worked perfectly thanks to Frances and the boards looked rather majestic on the huge screen.
My thanks also to Kourosh at unicaartservices for the superb photography and to Bernie at Genesis Imaging for the printing and framing.
After a brief presentation of the collection, cheese was served on the best sourdough everrrr from The Bakehouse, Putney.
Tours during the Fringe:
10th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
11th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
12th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
13th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
15th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
16th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
17th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
19th May 2018 – 2.30PM to 4.30PM
Joan took a lovely shot very much like this of a stack of boards in natural light. Dec 2017
Earlier this week a few of the CI team went to visit The Antique Bread Board Museum in Putney. It was a wonderful, hands-on experience in which they were able to admire the craftsmanship of wood carvers and enjoy some cream tea!
We are very proud to be endorsed by Airbnb as an Experience!
“Come visit this impressive collection of antique breadboards and table accessories in my family home, while enjoying a quintessentially English Cream Tea. It’s the only antique breadboard museum in the world, and the collection is attractively displayed and professionally lit. Breadboards date from the 1830s and come in many shapes and sizes, being exquisitely carved with a wide variety of motifs and mottos. Anything from God’s goodness, coronations, weddings, birthdays, and harvests are commemorated on them. I have spent 40 years surrounded by this collection, created by my mother, and I am happy to answer any questions. Cream Tea consists of melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk scones and a choice of English tea; Darjeeling, Earl Grey or Lapsang. Choose your favorite breadboard to present the sconess on, and drink tea from my grandmother’s best porcelain.”
“This is a very unique gift-experience to our silent auction:
Cream Tea and Tour at the Antique Breadboard Museum
The world’s first Antique Breadboard Museum is only a stone’s throw from OLV! This special gift-experience gives you hands-on access to over 100 stunning boards and knives from the Victorian period. Located in the home of the collector, you will have a unique tour where you will learn the fascinating history of the boards and the carving skills involved, finished with some lovely cream tea. You get to choose your favourite breadboard to present your pastries too! ”
Thank you OLV!