PICTURE SPECIAL - New-look Norton Collection Museum officially opened by Bromsgrove MP after revamp - The Bromsgrove Standard

PICTURE SPECIAL - New-look Norton Collection Museum officially opened by Bromsgrove MP after revamp

Bromsgrove Editorial 8th Dec, 2022   0

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid officially opened the new-look Norton Collection Museum in front of a crowd of almost 100 people.

The building has undergone a massive revamp and, as well as a new glass frontage, the access has been improved with a new double staircase and lift.

Dennis Norton, owner of the Norton Collection, said: “Sajid made a fantastic speech and I was so impressed with the turnout.

“We have had some fantastic feedback – especially about the new front which used to look so unattractive but is now welcoming.

“As I have said before, it is a really good collection and now it has a really good home.”

Picture by Marcus Mingins 4722006MMR1 copyright Bullivant Media

Mr Javid added: “I was honoured to reopen the Norton Collection Museum after its major refurbishment.

“It is a fantastic part of our local history and I am pleased it is going from strength to strength.”

“I would encourage residents and anyone visiting the area to drop by and support the museum.

“You won’t be disappointed.”

Dennis recently acquired eight rare statues made by the Bromsgrove Guild in the 1930s.

They have taken pride of place alongside other exhibits, including one of items from Bromsgrove’s old railway station.

Testing the lift. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4722006MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media

The museum also boasts what is believed to be the only two remaining 1920s Banshee motorcycles in the country and one has a wicker sidecar, which is even rarer.

And the nailmaking exhibit – another craft Bromsgrove is famous for – has been updated.

Dennis is also appealing for volunteers to help run the museum.

Anyone who wants to volunteer can call him on 01527 919531.


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