Auctioneum saleroom near Bath

The location of East Bristol Auctions' new saleroom near Bath. The firm will now be known as Auctioneum.

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The firm was founded in Hanham, Bristol, in 2012 by Samantha and Evan McPherson and has grown to a 30-strong team.

The new seven-acre location, to the north-east of Bath off the A4, was previously Broadland’s Fruit Farm and alongside a 10,000 sq ft saleroom the site includes barns and outbuildings as well as a large orchard.

The firm has recently used the site for storage but will officially open as a saleroom to the public with a viewing day on May 25, ahead of its first auction at the site on May 26 which will be its quarterly fine art and antiques sale.


East Bristol Auctions' new logo as Auctioneum.

The new saleroom is in addition to the existing premises in Bristol and will host its quarterly fine and art and antiques sales as well as jewellery, 20th century design, monthly collectables auctions and specialist single vendor sales.

It will also offer house clearance, probate, insurance and valuation services.

Samantha McPherson said: “Over the past 11 years, our business has grown in experience and stature and it is now time for us to move to the next level by creating an additional auction house, Auctioneum. We are so very excited to bring the wealth of knowledge and experience we have amassed to the people of Bath.”

New name

The name is an amalgamation of the word auction and the word museum. It will operate as Auctioneum in Bath but rebrand at its Bristol saleroom over the next year using both Auctioneum and East Bristol Auctions until it is established under the new name.

The firm said it has used local contractors and craftsmen to “breathe new life into the site with an emphasis on being carbon neutral”.