Mission & governance

Our mission

The Museum of Bath Stone was set up in 2012 to complete the legacy of the Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project. Our mission is to ensure that the history and significance of Combe Down stone is fully presented, including its role in the building of the World Heritage City of Bath with its magnificent Georgian architecture. The space is also used as a vibrant community hub for the local area.

We are a charity overseen by a voluntary board of trustees chaired by Robin Tatam.

The objects of the Charity are:

1.1.1 To advance the education of the public in the history of Combe Down, Bath and its environs including, but not limited to:

(A) the dissemination of information relating to the historic and cultural significance of Combe Down and the influence of stone in its development from prehistory to the present day, making it accessible and understandable to all ages and levels of education;

(B) the preservation and display of artefacts relevant to the Combe Down mines; and

(C) the operation of a visitors centre; and

1.1.2 The provision and maintenance of rooms for the use of the inhabitants of Combe Down, Bath and its environs without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for:

(A) meetings, lectures and classes; and

(B) other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants;