Minimal walking heritage trail – Vintage buses – Resident led tours – Snack, chat and reminisce – Mini Museum – Cafe
Join residents of Sea Mills on a tour of this inter-war council housing estate that was built on ‘garden city’ principles.
Sea Mills Garden Suburb is continuing to celebrate its centenary with a selection of events this September around Sea Mills Square.
The estate is now home to the UK’s newest and smallest museum located in the red phone box in Sea Mills Square, which opened during our hugely successful heritage trail across the estate earlier this year. If you missed the trail you’ll be able to see all the information together under one roof, at Sea Mills Methodist Church.
To accompany this event there is also a “Snack, Chat and Reminisce” event at the church. The event will be a chance to let us know what else you would like from the Sea Mills 100 project, you’ll also be able to try your hand at making a photo book with the aid of an iPad. Tea and cake will be available.
Vintage buses of the type used in Sea Mills in the 1950’s and 60’s from the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection will be visiting the Square. Visitors will be able to board the buses and have a look around and maybe even take a short ride.
Local residents will be giving tours of the estate (booking essential) detailing some of the history of our garden suburb.
The museum will be open during the day with a brand new display and the Cafe on the Square will also be serving refreshments.
Sea Mills Methodist Church is located at 140 Shirehampton Road, Bristol BS9 2DY.
Find out more here.
Sea Mills 100 is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bristol City Council. Bristol Open Doors is funded by the Architecture Centre.
Booking for the tour essential: book below or call into Sea Mills Library to book in person