30,000th visitor

November 02 2016

FRENCHAY Village Museum has welcomed its 30,000th visitor since it opened in April 2000.

30,000th

FRENCHAY Village Museum has welcomed its 30,000th visitor since it opened in April 2000. 

Brigid Benson, of Barkleys Hill, Stapleton, (pictured centre) arrived with two friends from Montpellier, France. They were given a special welcome, and are pictured in front of a case displaying fifty medals awarded to Fry’s in the 19th century for their chocolate at various international expositions.

Alan Freke, from the museum, said: “Many of these exhibits are French, such as the Exposition Universelle Marseille 1896, Exposition Toulon 1897, Lyons 1898, and Exposition Internationale Paris 1897, but sadly there are none from Montpellier!”

The museum is open on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Wednesday November 30  is the last opening before the annual winter shutdown. 

The museum reopens on January 7,  2017.