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Public consultation event on extension of North Devon museum

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 May 2016

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is bidding for a £1.6million extension. Picture: Andy Keeble

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is bidding for a £1.6million extension. Picture: Andy Keeble


Members of the public asked to give their opinions on plans for a £1.8million extension of the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

A special display will be held at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon from today (Saturday) as part of its public consultation on plans for a £1.8million extension.

The proposals for the Long Bridge side of the building include improving educational facilities, the tea room and the shop.

This week people are encouraged to share what they would like to see in the new gallery space.

There will be a temporary display at the museum until Sunday, June 5, which will include objects from the 20th and 21st century.

On Wednesday families can also pop in from 11am-4pm for free crafting activities.

Museum staff will be using the craft session to ask children for their creative feedback as part of the consultation for a proposed new extension.

Councillor Dick Jones, North Devon Council executive member for culture, said: “Part of the museum extension project includes consulting with users of all ages, including our youngest visitors.

“The museum is a cultural facility for all and it is very important that we ask those who use the service how we can improve it to meet their needs.

“I’m sure the museum also has some really fun ideas to engage with the young people who attend the free craft event on the Wednesday.”

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