Museum supervisor Adam bids farewell to history team

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 August 2014

Volunteers and staff, Museum Steward Tina Bishop and Chairman of Trustees John Crockford-Hawley watching Adam Brown unwrap his farewell gifts.

Volunteers and staff, Museum Steward Tina Bishop and Chairman of Trustees John Crockford-Hawley watching Adam Brown unwrap his farewell gifts.

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ADAM Brown has been visiting Weston Museum since he was a child - but after years of supervising the venue he is bidding farewell to the exhibitions and history.

The 43-year-old from Mead Vale will leave his role as museum supervisor to become the new community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion.

But Adam said he will still volunteer for the Burlington Street museum and hopes it is successful with a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to reshape the building

He said: “I just want to try to keep helping out with the museum.

“I used to go when I was a kid and it’s something that is very close to my heart and would like to keep it the success it has become with the help of my team.”

The museum is due to undergo a major revamp later this year, pending the success of the £750,000 HLF bid. The revamp will include a new exhibition space, a period-style street scene and the installation of a lift.

Adam, who worked at the museum for the past two-and-a-half years, added: “Having the opportunity to try and make the museum a success was just an amazing opportunity. I have loved everything we have managed to achieve.

“The fact that children are enjoying it and coming in because of all the activities the staff have put on is amazing.

“People have this preconception of museums being old and stuffy places and we do not want it to be that way.

“I’m hoping the town council and the museum are successful with the Heritage Lottery bid and people still support everything that the museum is trying to achieve.”

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