net-machine2Bridport Museum are seeking people to help them identify a new and exciting collection of rope and net making machinery as part of their redevelopment plans. The aim to rebuild them and display them in the refurbished museum so visitors can really see how rope and net were made.

You may have heard that we have  entered an exciting phase of re-development which has come about as a result of a bequest from the Sanctuary family of the contents of their museum which was formerly located at Uploders. Part of that bequest consisted of some rope and net machinery which had been dismantled and is now in pieces.

The problem we have is that none of us have any knowledge of this machinery and we know that there are people in Bridport who have spent a life-time in the industry and who have both  knowledge and expertise that would help us.

We would like to invite anyone who has experience or knowledge of the industry for a informal afternoon chat over a cuppa to help us  identify the machines and their uses as well as share their stories with us.

To find out more, or if you think you would like to get involved, give Judith, the Collections Manager a ring on 01308 458703 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Don’t forget our LOVE BRIDPORT MUSEUM event on Wednesday 11th February at 2pm in the Town Hall which is open to everyone to find out about the redevelopment project and what opportunities are available to get involved with the museum .  Tea and cake will be served afterwards by the Friends of Bridport Museum.

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