The museum is now closed for redevelopment. We are currently in the building phase of our project.
Brampton Is Growing (BiG) – Transforming learning and visitor experiences at the Museum
This project will enable Brampton Museum & Gallery to welcome more diverse audiences and offer more meaningful and enjoyable visits with a range of improvements including
HOW THINGS ARE GOING...
Work is continuing apace on site. The new Learning and Exhibitions spaces are built, roofed and work is now focussed on working inside. The next few weeks will concentrate on internal joinery (huge cupboards in the Learning Space), cafe servery, plastering and painting. There is also electrical work to complete - connecting the solar cells, the air management system in the new gallery, AV equipment and so on.
We have now also appointed an Activities and Events Officer who will work with us for three years to organise a programme of heritage activities at the museum - she will start in September - so LOTS to look forward to.
A view to the park in the new Learning and Activity Space. Lots of lovely natural light! This will be the space we use to teach schools groups about heritage . It will also be used for a multitude of other heritage activities. It gives a new view out onto the park, bringing the outside in for the first time.
At other times it will be available for community groups and other to hire.
|Our new shop/refreshment area is taking shape. We will use this space as a shop/craft shop and a refreshment area. Again this area has natural light and it'll be a great place to have a cuppa after visiting the museum or taking part in an activity/event.|
|We are serious about reducing our carbon footprint and wanted our new spaces to be as eco friendly as possible. We have had solar cells installed on the Learning and Activity Space. The exhibition space will have a heat exchange pump for green heating and cooling. Everything is fully insulated too of course.|
New learning and exhibitions space
More of our collection on display – new objects, telling new stories in new ways
New 3 year activity programme for everyone
Better care of the collections for future generations to enjoy
New volunteer and public research space
Working with our local community to create better museum displays
Expanded volunteer opportunities to help us share Newcastle’s stories.
New opportunities for income generation via retail sales & community hire
Temporary exhibitions gallery reflecting the vibrant local history, arts & culture of the area.
We will post regular updates on our project here and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
This exciting project would not be possible without the support of the following organisations- Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, RED Industries Landfill Communities Trust, Appetite and the Friends of the Museum. It would also not be possible without the donations we have received over the years from our visitors. Every penny has contributed to this project. Thank you!
Page last updated 23 July 2021