Stuart Burroughs March 2013

The world of Industrial Museums in changing and against the background of cuts in funding from local, regional and national organisations, the independent museum sector is flourishing in the BIAS area. The advantages of small organisations with short lines of communication, thrift and nimbleness have been added to by their ability to work together in difficult times. Better communication and working between Radstock Museum, The Museum of Bath at Work and the Saltford Brass Mill is evidence of this. While the larger, and particularly local authority funded, museums are finding things less easy, the independent museums – for whom life has never been comfortable- are prospering.