16 August 2016
Posted in THE NEWS - BRIDPORT NEWS & VIEWS
Bridport Museum Trust: Hibernating ‘til Spring 2017
Bridport Museum 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.
This year Bridport Museum is being redeveloped! The team are working hard so that, from spring 2017, there will be 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. While the Museum and the Local History Centre go into hibernation, the team at Bridport Museum Trust will be working especially hard to make sure that Bridport’s new Museum is great. This means devoting as much time as possible to the redevelopment
Emily Hicks, Curator of Bridport Museum, is excited about the work ahead: ‘Now the redevelopment is finally starting to feel real. September is going to be a really busy month for us as we empty the Museum, carefully packing away all the things currently on display. One of the most exciting bits will be the dismantling of the Ackerman netting loom -- it’s going to take 3 days to do, as there are thousands of pieces. It will be going off to Wales for professional conservation, restored to working order and brought back in the Spring, so we will finally be able to show it working.’
The Local History Centre will still be open to the public on Wednesdays, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, when members of the public will be able to research local and family history. It will return to normal opening hours when Bridport Museum reopens in Spring 2017.