MUSEUM’S NEW EXHIBITION ROOM AND HISTORY OF SHOPS DISPLAY

Crewkerne Museum and Heritage Centre opens for the new season on Saturday April 1st at 10 am. Volunteers have been working during the Winter months to refurbish the exhibition room. The newly decorated walls, paintwork, new display panels and three new display units, have all been funded by Sylvia Andrew in memory of her husband Simon. Simon and Sylvia were stalwarts of the museum for many years.

A special exhibition on ‘Shops, Then And Now’ will be displayed in the exhibition room from April 1st to June 10th. Museum volunteers have visited several businesses in Crewkerne and arranged to display old photographs of the properties, in their windows during the time of the exhibition, which will tell the stories of six shop buildings in the town. The exhibition will also outline the history of Crewkerne as a market town.

In addition to the complete refurbishment of the exhibition room at Crewkerne museum, other galleries have been refreshed with additional objects added to the exhibits and new LED lighting installed throughout the building, that gives an improved view and is proving to be more economical. Crewkerne Museum is already receiving bookings from schools, adult groups and for research purposes during this years open season, which runs until October 28th. The museum is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am until 1 pm. Admission is £1 with accompanied children admitted for free. Museum volunteers are happy to attend for group bookings outside of the normal opening hours. For more information, please email crewkernemuseum@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01460 77079.

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