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Bridport Museum to hibernate for redevelopment until Spring 2017

Bridport Museum have announced that they will be closing early this season. The Museum will close the doors on Friday September 2nd 2016 so that, in spring 2017, it can reopen with a brand new offering for everyone to enjoy. The museum will have “fabulous new galleries for visitors to explore” – and Bridport Museum will become a hub for the whole community. This winter, from September to spring 2017, Bridport Local History Centre will also have reduced opening hours. It will only open to the public on Wednesdays. Read More…

Posted August 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm


Two south west projects shortlisted for Historic England Angel Awards

The Richard Jefferies Museum Trust and Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust have both been shortlisted for the best community action project in the 2016 Historic England Angel Awards. This is fantastic news for the south west and is the result of the hard work of each organisation’s staff. The Historic England Angel Awards were founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber to celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage.
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Posted August 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm


Wimborne’s Priest’s House Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for major refurbishment

priests-houseThe Priest’s House Museum and Garden in Wimborne, Dorset has been awarded £145,200 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to develop its “Revival” project proposal which will ensure that the Museum is fit for the challenges of the 21st century. The Museum now has 12 months in which to finalise detailed plans and submit a Round 2 application.

This exciting project will include refurbishment and enlarging of exhibition and display space; enhancing the story of the Grade II* listed historic townhouse itself; telling the story of the people who have lived in East Dorset; further developing the schools programme, and making the entire building more accessible to all. The Priest’s House Museum will be repositioned as “The Museum of Wimborne and East Dorset” thus ensuring its continued existence for future generations. In addition, and importantly, Wimborne’s Tourist Information Centre will be amalgamated within the Museum, ensuring this vital community service remains in the heart of Wimborne.
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Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm


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