Exhibition KYPexplore

Know Your Place – Touring Exhibition

Coming soon! The Know Your Place touring exhibition

KYPexplore Exhibition: Touring until April 2017.

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.


The exhibition can be viewed online at www.KYPexplore.com


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:

Town Hall, Weston Super Mare

Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley

The Museum in the Park, Stroud

Bradley Stoke Library

Visiting in March – April 2017

You can find the exhibition on display at the following venues for eight weeks beginning early March 2017:

Salisbury Cathedral

Radstock Museum

The Bishops Palace, Wells

Yelde Hall, Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre


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.

KYPexplore has already visited: The Glass Box, Taunton LibraryBath Central LibraryClifton Suspension Bridge Heritage Centre; and STEAM, Swindon.

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 .