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Bridport Museum  are SUPER excited that they have secured the loan of a J.M.W Turner watercolour painting of West Bay for in Summer 2019!

The painting will be travelling down from Bury Art Museum in Lancashire, and will be exhibited in the Museum as part of a new exhibition.

The exhibition will include copies of Turner watercolours such as ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ pictured here, by Captain Codd, who founded our Museum.

We can’t show you the original Turner yet… we’re not allowed…. so keep watching this space!

Anyone interested in a unique opportunity to  steward at the exhibitions should get in touch with us.



Up Close and Personal with JMW Turner

Would you like the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with our JMW Turner exhibition this Summer?

Having secured the loan of an original Turner watercolour depicting a ship being hauled into West Bay, we have extra opportunities to help with stewarding and sharing the exhibition with visitors for a limited time.  We also have brand new opportunities for any confident social media users to help promote the wider cultural programme of events happening across the town.

Anyone wishing to find out more about getting involved should contact Nikki on 01308 458703 or by email to the Museum –

The image above is from an engraving done from the original watercolour.


The printed programme for this exciting exhibition is nearly ready and this is the brilliant Turner in Bridport logo. You will be able to pick up a programme from TIC and we will announce when we have received them. You will also be able to keep up to date with all the events on our website. One of the events that we have got on sale right now is Shanty Shenanigans, an event in the Town Hall on 5 September. The link to book is:


Come into Tourist Information to pick up the programme for the events running alongside this exciting exhibition – Turner in Bridport, we will be selling tickets for some of the events soon. Goodness its so exciting!

Bridport Tourist Information Centre is selling tickets for some of the Turner Festival Events. Click here to buy online J.M.W. Turner Tickets or call us on 01308 424901.

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