Bath Medical Museum is supported by many associates without whom we could not continue our mission. Our partners, sponsors, donors and patrons make vital contributions to the life and work of the museum and we thank them for their continued support.
The Pulteney Practice
Established in the 1920s, the practice offers a fully integrated primary medical care team including medical provision and dentistry by a team of general practitioners, nurses, therapists and dentists. The Great Pulteney Street Surgery is based in an elegant Georgian town house near the city centre of Bath at 35 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4BY. The practice also operates Bathampton Surgery, a modern health centre in the small village of Bathampton at 29 Holcombe Lane, Bathampton, BA2 6UL.
The Pulteney Practice have welcomed Bath Medical Museum into their premises at 35 Great Pulteney Street where a selection of objects from the museum’s collections are on display. The practice has also provided space in their Bathampton Surgery where the museum’s collections store is now located.
Further information on The Pulteney Practice can be found via their website at www.pulteney.co.uk.
Royal United Hospitals, Bath (RUH)
The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992.
In 2015, the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust and embarked on a programme of redevelopment to transform their site and further improve the services they provide, including the purpose built RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre, where artworks and objects in the RNHRD and Bath Medical Museum collections are on display.
Further information on the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust can be found via their website at www.ruh.nhs.uk.
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD)
The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), previously located in the former Royal Mineral Water Hospital, is a specialist hospital with an international reputation for research and expertise in rheumatology, chronic fatigue and pain management. The RNHRD also provides diagnostic, endoscopy and clinical measurement services, and treats patients from across the country offering services in rheumatology, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, cancer related fatigue and fatigue linked to other long-term conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
In 2012 the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, formally the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, opened a small museum to showcase the historic artwork and objects in their collection. In 2015, the RNHRD was acquired by the local acute hospital, the Royal United Hospitals Bath, and now operates in the purpose built RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre on the RUH site. The artwork and objects in the RNHRD Collection are now owned by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, with a proportion of the collection on loan to and administered by the Bath Medical Museum. As custodians of the collection, the Trust’s arts and design programme, Art at the Heart, and Bath Medical Museum have managed the relocation of a number of artefacts and paintings that are now on display at the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre.
Further information about the Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases can be found at the RNHRD website.
Bath Record Office
Established in 1967, Bath Record Office has remained at the heart of the historic World Heritage UNESCO City of Bath in the Grade I listed Guildhall ever since. The mission of Bath Record Office is to collect and keep safe archives and local studies collections relating to Bath & North East Somerset and its people. It provides access to archives and local studies materials, promoting them for the benefit of the community, and it is the permanent home of the Council’s archive. In 2017 the Local Studies collections (formerly held at Bath Central Library) merged with the Record Office.
The Record Office’s archive holdings are Designated as a Collection of Outstanding Importance. This award reflects the significance of the archives they hold – only a handful of other local authority record offices in the UK have their collections designated in this way.
The Record Office is also a repository for records from local health and medical authorities within Bath & North East Somerset and holds on their behalf many archival records relating to the medical history of Bath.
Bath Record Office continue to work in partnership with Bath Medical Museum to record, preserve and interpret records and artefacts related to Bath’s medical history for public benefit.
Further information on Bath Record Office can be found via their website at www.batharchives.co.uk.
The Golden Bottle Trust, C. Hoare & Co.
C. Hoare & Co. is the United Kingdom’s oldest privately owned bank. At the core of their business are the values of honesty and care, which have been passed on through the continued direct ownership of the Hoare family since the bank was founded by Richard Hoare in 1672 at the sign of the Golden Bottle on London’s Cheapside, before moving to Fleet Street.
The Golden Bottle Trust was established by the partners of the bank in 1985. Since then, it has supported the philanthropic commitments and principles of the Hoare family. Bath Medical Museum are enormously grateful to the Hoare family and the Golden Bottle Trust for their generous donation of funds in support of the museum’s mission.
Further information on the Golden Bottle Trust and C. Hoare & Co. can be found via their website at www.hoaresbank.co.uk.
The Medlock Charitable Trust
The Medlock Charitable Trust is a family-run grant making organisation founded by Leonard Medlock in 1985 in order to invest in the communities in which he lived and worked, building design firm Sitec. As such, the trust’s primary focus is on supporting projects in Lincolnshire and Somerset, where Leonard grew up and later settled. Bath Medical Museum are enormously grateful to the Medlock Charitable Trust for their generous donation of funds in support of the museum’s mission.
Further information on the Medlock Charitable Trust can be found via their website at www.medlockcharitabletrust.org.
The Annett Charitable Trust
The Annett Charitable Trust is a grant making organisation for the advancement of health or saving lives. The Trust helps people with disabilities, other charities or voluntary bodies in support of their mission.
Bath Medical Museum are enormously grateful to the Annett Charitable Trust for their generous donation of funds in support of the museum’s mission.
Further information on the Annett Charitable Trust can be found via the UK Government Charity Commission for England and Wales.