Museum to open in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Grantham Museum is set to re-open in 2012.
Grantham Museum is set to re-open in 2012.
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GRANTHAM Museum is set to remain closed until next summer as volunteers aim to re-open on the weekend of June 2.

Volunteers at Grantham Community Heritage Association has set its sights on re-opening the museum in St Peter’s Hill in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

However, the association is reluctant to move into the building prematurely and is calling on both the district and county council to help make the building “fit for purpose” before handing it over.

County Councillor Richard Davies said he will be pressing the district and county councils to do everything possible to help.

He added: “In practice this means providing the much needed redecoration of the museum’s interior to ensure that the building is fit for purpose.”

Grantham Museum closed its doors to the public at the end of March when Lincolnshire County Council withdrew all funding.

GCHA was created to save the museum and the association had a proposal to take over the museum accepted by the county council. GCHA is asking for help from members of the public who can make suggestions for future exhibitions and also ideas for how to mark the Jubilee celebrations.