The Grundy Museum, 610 Radcliffe St., Bristol, is reopening for tours next month. After being closed to visitors due to extensive interior renovations and COVID-19, Grundy staff is excited to welcome back old and new guests.
Two types of tours will be available. Free, docent-led tours are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, April 3. These one-hour tours start at 1:30 p.m. in front of the museum. Tour highlights include newly-discovered research about the Grundy family’s domestic staff, details about the museum’s interior restorations, and collection items never exhibited before. Required reservations can be made online at TicketLeap.com.
New this year is a series of three thematic tours developed by curator Geoffrey Webster. Beginning Saturday, April 3, Webster will lead two-hour thematic tours on the first Saturday of each month starting at 11 a.m. in front of the museum. Check TicketLeap when each tour is offered. Topics include late-Victorian era social etiquette, entertainment and interior styles. A $50 per person contribution is required. Funds support Grundy Foundation’s “CanDoMore” campaign. This year’s goal is the conservation, reproduction, exhibition and storage of never-before-seen Grundy family clothing.