Work to revamp second half of Weston Museum will begin as soon as it re-opens

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 August 2017

Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.

Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.

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Fundraising for a second phase of refurbishment work at Weston Museum will get underway as soon as the building re-opens.

Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.

The museum, in Burlington Street, has been closed for the past two years while it received a £1.6million revamp.

But it will re-open again on August 26, and visitors will be able to enjoy the new-look galleries and a café with locally-sourced produce.

Part of the museum still needs to be refurbished, because more money is needed first.

Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.Interior of the newly refurbished Weston Museum.

MORE: In pictures – first look inside refurbished museum.

Weston Town Council, which runs the museum, will start trying to raise money for the project as soon as it re-opens.

This will include the return of the ‘buy a brick’ scheme, where people can have their name or business inscribed on a brick which will become part of the museum floor.

The council also intends to make another grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which largely paid for the first phase. If the funding is secured, the museum will stay open during the building work.

VIDEO: See inside Weston Museum.

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