We’re starting to put together everything we can find on the Observatory’s history and background, and we need your help!
We’re looking to get hold of anything which would be interesting for the thousands of visitors who come and visit us every year. From the people who’ve lived there, to paintings undertaken there, and from the history of the site before the Observatory was there, to myths and legends surrounding the cave. It’s all important stuff to brining a lot of the history and heritage back to the Observatory in the form of a museum to tell its story, and make an interesting read.
The Observatory has a rich history and a huge part to play in Bristol’s heritage, it’s played a part in the snuff trade, the art world and boasts one of the few camera obscuras left in the UK. As a landmark the building and surrounding area has been part of the Bristol skyline for over 250 years, and we want to tell its story.
If you think you could have useful background information on the obscura, cave, and surrounding area, even BC, we’d love to talk to you, so please get in touch! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +44 177 974 1242.