Members of Cricklade Historical Society are finally celebrating the completion of the two-year-long renovations at the museum.
Following a substantial donation for the work, Chairman, Pam Debenham and her committee set about one enormous task to renovate Cricklade Museum which would not have been possible without the many hours of hard work by members themselves.
Approaching the former chapel from Calcutt Street through a neat garden, the doors now open up to something quite unexpected.
The new lighting, display cabinets and mezzanine floor give the museum a more modernised look, while still keeping its historical feel. The new floor holds the museum archives, leaving more space to refurbish the kitchen or even create a study area. The museum also finally has its central heating, so winter needn’t be a bother when visiting.
Being there will be a real pleasure for anyone interested in the town, the adjacent war-time airfields, its railways and canals, or even families who have lived there.
The whole place has a lovely atmosphere, perhaps because it has so much commitment, time and energy invested in it. Everyone involved should be so proud of what they have achieved because this is a museum fit for purpose for the 21st century, and beyond.
Cricklade Museum is open every Saturday from 10am-12pm and over the summer it will also be open Wednesdays from 2-4pm.