Grantham Museum to open on Remembrance Sunday ahead of major changes for the building

Grantham Museum.
Grantham Museum.
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Grantham Museum will open its doors on Sunday to coincide with the Remembrance parade in the town centre.

Exhibitions at the museum include those on both world wars, Margaret Thatcher and Isaac Newton.

The museum will also be open on Sunday, November 30, before it closes its doors for three months for a major refurbishment of its exhibition space. The changes will include removing a large retaining wall and the lighting will be completely replaced. The museum is due to reopen on February 14.

While the museum is closed, it has spearheaded a project called My Grantham to be undertaken by Grantham College students who will create art installations to be placed around town in January and February. The students will be talking to local people and using their stories for inspiration. Similar projects in other towns have seen displays put in empty shops and films and archive footage screened on buildings.

As well as bringing people into town when it is normally a quiet period after Christmas, the project is designed to give students valuable experience of digital media, including photography and video.