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Exhibitions await as Grantham Museum reopens to the public

Grantham Museum has reopened its doors to the public after months of closure.

The museum opened back up yesterday (Thursday), offering visitors the chance to see exhibitions that have not been viewed due to the pandemic.

Now that Grantham Museum is open once again, it will resume its usual opening of Thursday through to Saturday. It will open at 10am until 4pm.

The Edith Smith exhibition at Grantham Museum. (48039584)
The Edith Smith exhibition at Grantham Museum. (48039584)

All exhibitions are still in place from when the museum was last open, including one on local football club Grantham Town, as so little a chance has been given to see it due to closure.

An exhibition on Edith Smith, the first female police officer in the United Kingdom with full powers of arrest, and who served in Grantham, remains a permanent fixture at Grantham Museum.

Director of fund-raising Amanda Schonhut hopes that the exhibition on Smith will be upgraded over time, depending on what artefacts are provided by Lincolnshire Heritage Services.

The Isaac Newton exhibition, which launched in February 2020, has also had very few opportunities to be viewed by the public since it began, and has been maintained and improved with the help of Grantham College.

Later in the year, the museum also has plans to showcase the brilliant work of a local deaf artist in October, when restrictions are hoped to be less stringent.

Also planned at the museum is an exhibition on the history of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Amanda previously told the Journal that she was “very keen to get back open,” and that the museum “hadn’t been able to do any fund-raising of any description for over 12 months now”.

She added: “Public interest is everything for us to continue to have the museum.

“We are terribly excited at the prospect of being able to open again. It’s a facility that the town needs. It’s important to have places to go within your local area that make you aware of your local heritage and history.”

To find out more, visit: www.granthammuseum.org.uk/ or search for Grantham Museum on Facebook.

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