North Walsham

Museum proposals for North Walsham

Just Regional
Nov 4, 2013 2 mins read

North Walsham is getting closer to getting its own museum if enough interest can be raised in new proposals.

 

A group of five local organisations is currently looking at the potential of 20a Market Street, formerly Snippers and previously to that Horner’s.

Rebecca Matthews, of the Griffon Partnership, said: “The room is a lovely old ballroom, wood panelled with huge round topped windows and would make an ideal setting for a museum.”

The partnership is one of five organisations involved closely in the project, which also include North Walsham Archive Group, Horners Auctioneer (Nigel Horner-Glister suggested the building), North Walsham Historical Society and North Walsham Information Office.

Now the members are looking to gauge interest in the project from around the town. Rebecca said: “Once our plans are more established we will recruit more volunteers but it would be great to see what interest there is out there.”

The initial aim is to display artefacts which are currently housed in a small building next to the council offices plus a wealth of items stored in various people’s sheds, garages and attics.

There has always been the basis for a museum in North Walsham in terms of artefacts and of course enthusiasm from numerous local historians,  there just wasn’t a suitable building,” added Rebecca.  Griffon is helping to administer the museum project and to assist with funding applications via the North Norfolk Enabling Fund and perhaps Heritage Lottery.

Once the group finds out about interest in the project a public meeting will be organised to work out the best way forward.

To find out more or register an interest in the project, give Rebecca a call on 07876 400313 or email northwalshamarea@hotmail.com.

 

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