We continue to make progress on the Museum's redevelopment as we assess and care for our collections, making them ready for the new displays.
We still need your help with fundraising!
We still need to raise more money! You can donate online through Charity Choice or through JustGiving. You can also text a donation by texting 'CMOT01 £3' / 'CMOT01 £5' / 'CMOT01 £10' to 70070. Even a small donation will help us complete the project!
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a display, an interactive exhibit, or a building, get in touch to find out more about our sponsorship packages.
About the project
What has happened recently
The initial exhibition designs are close to being finalised. The designers have completed the work on the style of the signage and interpretation, the layout of the large objects in the Top Bay, and the design of the new exhibitions and learning space.
The National Army Museum have kindly donated specialist museum crates for our collections move. Our object packing is well underway, so that everything is ready to be moved and stored off-site when the Museum's building work begins.
Conservator George Monger has undertaken an assessment of the hazards in our collection. Many historic objects contain potentially dangerous materials, such as mercury and asbestos, so it is important that we understand where and what they are - particularly before we move our collections off-site.
Volunteers have started working on conserving and restoring the external exhibits. The outdoor items cover a variety of local industries and include parts of the gas works and a boiler used to make pig swill during the Second World War. They will form a heritage trail around the site in the redeveloped Museum.
Meanwhile... The museum is still open to the public on Sundays 2pm - 5pm. In the last month, we have also welcomed students from Anglia Ruskin University, hosted Morris Owners Club for an annual display of vintage cars, and held an official opening of our newly-restored Electric Winch Engine.