Grantham Museum on target for Valentine’s Day opening

Exhibitions director Christine Robbins wears a punk jacket in the dressing up area at Grantham Museum.
Exhibitions director Christine Robbins wears a punk jacket in the dressing up area at Grantham Museum.
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Volunteers are working hard to fill Grantham Museum with exhibits in time for its grand reopening on Saturday morning.

The museum has been closed for three months so it can be refurbished and new exhibitions moved in. A large partition wall has been removed and new lighting installed.

Exhibitions director Christine Robbins says they are on target for the reopening at 10am on Valentine’s Day.

Christine said: “We are on target. It’s going to plan. We have had a good number of volunteers in today and we are expecting more.”

Among the new exhibits will be a First World War trench. Visitors will be able to climb a ladder and look through a periscope into ‘No Man’s Land’.

There is also a dressing-up area where people can try on clothing from down the ages.

Volunteers are also hanging up sweetheart pincushions around the museum made by schoolchildren and adults. These are based on cushions made by injured soldiers in the First World War sent to loved ones.

There will be two workshops on Saturday, February 28, to make more cushions. It costs £3.50 per person (over-12s only) and all materials are provided.

Mayor of Grantham Coun Ian Selby will officially reopen the museum.