Contractors working both inside and outside the museum are making good progress. The following pictures give an idea of repairs and alterations being made.
Internally our Archives Dept. will be housed within new brightly lit offices. Provision is being made for visitors to view how images on old glass plate photographs are digitised and then carefully restored. A new café will be sited closer to the museum entrance instead of its previous position in the heart of the exhibition hall. And an up to the minute conference hall / cinema will replace the poor facilities previously available.
Externally, a new fully weatherproof and insulated roof is already in place. The museum frontage is being re-cladded and then the scaffolding,which currently encompasses the building, will be removed.
There is still considerable work to be carried out for exhibition displays. These will include several interactive units to be both informative and entertaining. We will be announcing the re-opening date once we are closer to completion of work currently in progress