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28th Sept 2017 Great News The Future of Padstow Museum
We are in a position now to be able to announce that our aspirations to move to a new venue are becoming a reality.
Our grateful thanks to Padstow Town Council for affording us accommodation in the refurbished Station House project.
Since the museum was created in 1971, we have been housed in the Men’s Institute for this we are indebted to the the Trustees of that building.
We have long desired to move to a venue where we could enable 100% accessibility to visitors . Our major problem has been Disability access, which was impractical to resolve due to the building structure. At our new venue we have level access for the surrounding walkway, with the adjacent car park and public toilet facilities.
We will continue to operate from our present venue for the 2017 season, reopening in 2018 at the new venue, in the Old Station House During the winter period we have an intense programme of work to re house and revamp our displays.
We have engaged designers S & N (a Cornwall based partnership) to produce designs for the new displays, the brief is to have new displays built around the available artefacts of our collection, but retain the ambiance the old museum which is much appreciated by our visiting public
We will be needing more volunteers to man the new museum, so if you feel you can help in any way please contact us.
31st January 2017 Good News Update
The lease has now been granted for 25 years, today we took possession of the keys at the handing over meeting at the council offices present were Daphne Hicks secretary John Buckingham chairman and George Barnes trustee.
We are now in a position where we can start the installation of the project, her design team are working on the scenarios and displays, at last we can move forward please watch this space for further information.
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The lease is still in process of being formulated but we have not been advised of the final version.
As this is a considerably long lease we have to be sure that the conditions imposed on us are in the best interest in the future. Our solicitors have advised us that the lease should be ready for agreement signatures early in the New Year hopefully January.
As you will all appreciate there is a considerable amount of work to be done to relocate to the new premises. Our volunteers are working hard to achieve this goal.
Our design team of Scribble and Nonsense are in the process of completing the designs of set pieces for the new museum, these will include the building of new scenarios to enhance our objects displayed.
We are seriously hoping to be able to achieve our target to open at Easter 2018 this has long been this our ambition to move to a more disability friendly venue. Please watch this space for any other announcements we send our compliments of the season to all our volunteers and followers