Unfortunately, due to the extreme weather we have had recently, it has exacerbated the problems we have been having with the roof of our temporary premises here at Market Mews. As such, we have taken the decision to close the museum, effective immediately, to repair the leaking areas of the roof before long term damage is done, and to also carry out a general refurbishment of the exhibition halls and café which wouldn’t be possible if we were to remain open to the public.
It was our original intention to close for a maximum of two weeks towards the end of January to allow us to carry out a much-needed refresh of the premises. However, with the issues we have been having recently that have been touched upon, we feel that this is the best course of action to take and we will be able to carry out these tasks in one fell swoop prior to the summer season. These works will be undertaken solely by our build team that are made up of dedicated volunteers.
We understand that this may hamper some of your plans and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause whilst we carry out these works. Please keep checking our social networks and the website for periodic updates.
At present, we will be reopening on Wednesday 2nd February at 10.30am, subject to progress.