September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove Museum could re-open by end of April

Bromsgrove Museum could re-open by end of April Bromsgrove Museum could re-open by end of April
Dennis Norton is hoping to have Bromsgrove Museum open soon. Picture by Marcus Mingins
Updated: 12:55 am, Mar 22, 2016

BROMSGROVE Museum could be open again by the end of April or the beginning of May.

One of the trustees of the Norton Collection Museum Dennis Norton said getting the venue back up and running was going well – it now had a new layout inside that was fully accessible to everyone and included disabled toilets which the building never used to have.

Among the attractions in the museum will be items that people used in the town throughout different eras, including Edwardian and Victorian times and a whole section dedicated to the history of the Bromsgrove Guild which is famous for building the Liver Bird statue in Liverpool and the Buckingham Palace gates.

The Museum also features the balcony from the old station master’s house at Bromsgrove Railway Station which dates back to 1842 and was bulldozed as part of the new station development.

Mr Norton said there had already been a lot of interest from people wanting to volunteer at the museum to help run it and he added there would be a public meeting soon to gauge anymore interest.

“The building has been completely transformed and I think people will be very impressed with it.”

Chairman of the trustees Andrew Harris said: “We are also planning to extend and improve the museum and building – for which we will need another fund-raising campaign.

“We hope to launch that soon.”

Anyone wanting to find out more about the museum should call Dennis Norton on 01527 578676.