We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

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Museum Floods - Re-opening Postponed

Just five days before the scheduled re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown, the museum has suffered a
burst water pipe, flooding much of the the ground floor and causing significant damage.

The Main Gallery

We have had to postpone our re-opening, and refund those who had booked their time slots for visiting.

Thankfully, the museum's extensive collection of computers, software, print and paraphenalia are safely preserved according to museum accreditation standards, and has not been affected.

However, the damage to the floor, displays, equipment and furniture is considerable and will take a great deal of time and effort to fix. Social distancing also means that only a limited number of people can be in the museum to clean up, slowing the recovery further.

Due to this, it will take us even longer to get back on our feet than previously thought.

We are extending the purpose of our JustGiving campaign to cover the extra time and effort required to clean up. Whilst we are covered by insurance that should help cover the costs of recovery, we are making this available those who would like to donate to help us during this extended downtime. 
We would like to extend a large thank you to those who have supported us during this difficult time.

 

Entering the Main Gallery

The Main Gallery

The 80's Classroom

The 80's Classroom

NOT the collection, but duplicate magazines we were scanning to digitally upload.

The LEO Display, using Zorb to extract some moisture after mopping.

Using PEL water absorption equipment

When there's this much water, turns out dustpans are better than mops!

Caused by water leaking OUT of the building!

Date : 07-10-2020

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