Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Museum as an independent, educational charity, and the passing of our founder Brian Shane McElney OBE (1932 – 2023).

The Museum was at the heart of Brian’s life in Bath and last year, in particular, we wanted to celebrate Brian’s vision and honour his legacy with the exhibition From Hong Kong to Bath: A Lifelong Journey of Collecting. Brian was equally as passionate about collecting exquisite objects as he was about sharing his knowledge and stories with others. Please consider making a donation to the Museum to help us ensure that his legacy lives on.


By supporting us you are helping us to achieve our Vision of Connecting Cultures and Challenging Perceptions. There are many ways you can help, find out more here.