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Gillingham Museum Montage

Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association

Museum Closure

Museum Alterations

Gillingham Museum is currently closed to enable essential  works to be undertaken, as part of an ambitious 4-5 year programme, to bring about changes and improvements  to the layout and displays within the museum.

A small grant was successfully obtained from Dorset County Council to aid with the costs of the programme and the remaining monies will come from existing museum funds.

During the closed period, a core of hard working volunteers will be making changes to the entrance area of the museum, to include improved lighting, an improved retail facility, and with the overall aim of offering a more welcoming environment to visitors.
The museum’s current ‘Victorian Room’ will be converted into a display commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of the present Queen.
The Museum will re-open on 2 April.
Left: Body parts found hidden away.  Looking for a new home.

Right:Volunteers, Sam Woodcock, Jill Francis, Penny Peat & Lyn Light.

Herbie Light removes some limbs from the Museum. Longleat House very kindly offered to take all the spare body parts.
Updated 1 March 2012