Adopt a Bottle:
Support the Museum by
Adopting a Bottle
and dedicating it to a loved one

 “100 Green Bottles hanging on the wall …” remember the old nursery rhyme? 

The Museum of Bath at Work is bringing this nursery rhyme to life – the Museum really does have hundreds of green bottles, and bottles in other colours and made of earthenware as well!

The Museum is home to the J.B. Bowler mineral water factory, a wonderful late 19th century Bath business which made carbonated soft drinks in an amazing range of flavours – Orange Champagne, Hot Tom, Dry Ginger Ale and many more.  Back then, everyone returned bottles to the shop and they were washed and re-cycled again and again; the J.B. Bowler factory was renowned for re-using items.  At this time of Climate Emergency there’s much we can learn from the past about effective ways to make ‘return, re-use, recycle’ part of our routine.

We’ve got a lot of beautiful bottles in all sorts of sizes and colours!  And we’re inviting YOU to adopt one to recognise a special person, remember a loved one, celebrate a birthday or special occasion, or simply to show your support for our very special Museum.

In return for your donation:

  • Your name and your dedication will be prominently displayed in the Museum
  • Your bottle will have a handwritten label attached with your dedication message
  • And your bottle will be added to our spectacular chandelier display of bottles in the main gallery space – the display will grow as more bottle are added

We’re aiming to have at least 100 bottles adopted in our expanding display during the first year of this project, so join in now and be one of the first to support this scheme.  Your donation will help secure a fantastic future for our unique Museum.

To Adopt your Bottle, fill in your details here:


Pay using Paypal:

Or pay by online banking:

Payee: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

Bank Name: Barclays

Sort Code: 20-05-06

Account Number: 20141615

Donate by post:

Or write to the Museum with your name, address and dedication and enclose a cheque to ‘Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Ltd’ and send to:

Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH