Know Your Place – Touring Exhibition
Touring until April 2017
Have you ever wished you could travel back in time and discover how your area has changed over the years? Our cutting-edge exhibition features extraordinary images from archives, museums and heritage collections across the West of England, to give an unique insight into the history of the places where we live, work and visit every day.
For the first time in one place, our touring exhibition tells the stories of the people who lived in the varied landscapes across the West of England – from Miners in Radstock to Peat-cutters in the Somerset levels, Moonrakers of Devizes, to Foresters in the Forest of Dean.
Visiting Online at KYPexplore
The exhibition is available online using any smartphone or connected device.
Visiting in January – February 2017
You can find the exhibition on public display at the following venues for eight weeks beginning in early January 2017:
Visiting in March – April 2017
You can find the exhibition on display at the following venues for eight weeks beginning early March 2017:
Behind the Scenes
Four identical exhibition displays are touring simultaneously across the region, allowing it to visit 12 venues across six counties in six months until April 2017. It will visit a range of museums, libraries and community spaces across the West of England. The exhibition was launched in November 2016 and you can read more about our aims for the exhibition here.
This exhibition is part of Know Your Place – West of England, the digital mapping project to share your neighbourhood’s heritage online through old maps, historic images and heritage data. The Know Your Place platform recently extended to map Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire, and work is underway to map North Somerset and Somerset in spring 2017. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). To start exploring Know Your Place, visit: www.kypwest.org.uk/explore-the-map .