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Museum is to be closed for revamp

DAVENTRY Town Council Museum has closed as it undegoes a refurbishment at a cost of £125,000.

The makeover of the museum, based at the town council’s offices in New Street, has been made possible with funds granted to the authoriry by both SITA Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This will enable the museum and its group of volunteers to explore the town’s diverse and unique history.

The last exhibition for the forseeable future was held on Saturday January 5 which was a celebration of the new year.

As part of the revamp, there will be an extension of existing museum space and the creation of further displays and resources.

No date has been announced for its reopening.

The refurbishment aims to involve more of the community in their history.

The museum hopes to involve other groups in the town, such as the Phoenix Youth Centre and schools, and potentially take the museum out to the people with displays and exhibitions going on show in different locations.

Anyone looking to follow the progress of the refurbishment can visit www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or by following the council on Facebook and Twitter where there will be update and photos throughout the process.

 

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