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NEWS – Temporary Closure of Nottingham Industrial Museum for a ‘Winter Refresh’

Nottingham Industrial Museum is carrying out a range of essential internal and external works which require the venue to be closed for a period of several weeks from Monday 16 October 2017.

The closure is to ensure the safety and security of the collections and our visitors while refurbishment and maintenance works take place. Although we are sad to be temporarily closing our doors, we are very excited about our future, and this ‘Winter Refresh’ is central to our continued success.

The Museum plans to reopen to the public in early 2018 when visitors will once again be able to explore the Museum and enjoy our five large fascinating galleries of objects which tell the incredible story of Nottingham’s industrial heritage.

Two evening events planned for October (our talk on the Willoughby family of Wollaton Hall and Madame Parboiled’s ‘Meet the Ghosts of Nottingham Industrial Museum’ tour) will continue to take place, however, all other planned events will either be postponed to 2018 or cancelled.

Whilst works are being carried out, we are taking the opportunity to invest in a comprehensive induction and training programme for all our volunteers. On the back of our most successful year since reopening as a fully volunteer-led charity in March 2012, the training we have planned will ensure that we have all the skills in place to give our visitors an outstanding museum experience when they come through our doors.

The Museum’s Board of Directors has also approved an exciting rebrand of the Museum, including a new vibrant and eye-catching logo with a complementary colour scheme. We are also investing in a new branded volunteer uniform, refurbishing ‘behind the scenes’ areas where our volunteers spend breaks, and sprucing up and reinvigorating our front of house displays.
Building on our increased visitor numbers and new revenue streams, our Board will use the refresh to ensure that the Museum continues to have strong governance, as well as working on a robust strategic plan to take us into 2018 and beyond.

We have considered the timing of this closure very carefully to minimise disruption as much as possible, and as such we are carrying out the works during our historically least busy time for visitors. We have a very exciting range of events planned for 2018, including the development of a learning and education schedule for the local community, in addition to talks, concerts, private tours and special themed days and weekends. We very much look forward to showing you the results of all our volunteer’s hard work at these events.

For further information or images, please contact:

Helen Bowen | Marketing and Communications Director | helen.bowen@nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk