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Work begins on Walled Garden Entranceway
The opening up of the walled garden behind the Museum in the Park is one step closer, with work starting on the construction of a new Entranceway.
To enable this key first stage to be completed the Museum will be closed to the public on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September, although staff will be on site to assist with deliveries, booked appointments and exhibition changeovers.
Museum learning officer, Ann Taylor, said
“We apologise for any disappointment the two-day closure may cause, however closing the museum is essential so that contractors can make vital progress towards opening up the garden for all to enjoy. The aim of the project is to open this 'hidden' garden to the community and create a new and inspiring, outdoor space where many different workshops, events and special activities can take place. Construction work in the months ahead will be noisy and disruptive at time, but we hope people will bear with us.”
The museum will be open on bank holiday Monday from 11am until 5pm, and then re-open as normal at 10am on Thursday 3rd September.
The latest stage of the walled garden project is being made possible due to a grant of nearly £30,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, from the Landfill Communities Fund provided by Cory Environmental. The trust had already given £282,000 to the project, for the new learning pavilion. This award followed further funding allocated by Stroud District Council. There have also been further pledges and funding from The Friends of the Museum, The Summerfield Charitable Trust, The Garfield Weston Foundation and other private trusts and individuals.
For more on the Walled Garden plan visit: http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/walled-garden-project/
Photograph courtesy of Kites Over Stroud.
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
Inspired Tales - Storytelling Workshop For Adults
Celebrate this year's National Storytelling Week and try the storyteller's craft for yourself in a Sunday workshop at Stroud's Museum in the Park on 5 February.
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