History is about to unravel as Bridport Museum prepares to re-open its doors

Bridport Museum will once again be free and open to all this Summer after its major £1.3 million redevelopment.

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The five year long project has enabled a complete internal modernisation of the galleries making them innovative and interactive.

ackerman-loomOne of the stars of the Museum will be the Ackerman netting loom, which has been restored to full working glory with the support of Geoff and David Ackerman. A working ropewalk has also been built to enable visitors to see rope being made.

Curator Emily Hicks said: 'After so many years of planning I am thrilled to see these remarkable and positive changes to Bridport Museum. Our aim has always been to create a museum that does justice to the town - one that is as welcoming and friendly as Bridport itself. The great news is the Bridport Museum will still be free for all to enjoy and we will now be open all year round.'

In the lead-up to the grand reopening, the Museum is organising the 'Season of Heritage' festival throughout May: A busy programme of fun events across the local area celebrating the town's heritage.

About Bridport, By Bridport, For Bridport

The Chairman, George Streatfeild said: 'Over 300 people have been involved in this project - from our volunteers, to conservation specialists, to the members of the public who helped us create the designs. It really will be a museum about Bridport, by Bridport, for Bridport.'

To find out more like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BridportMuseum, or follow them on Twitter @bridportmuseum.

For Season of Heritage events, check out the website: http://bridportheritage.co.uk/

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