In 2015 Bewdley Museum enjoyed its most successful year on record, with an unprecedented number of visitors.
More than 174,000 people passed through the doors, almost 6,000 more than 2014.
The Museum, which is owned and operated by Wyre Forest District Council, reopens on Saturday 5 March 2016 and there is another exciting programme of events, exhibitions and workshops lined up for the coming year.
To mark the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown the opening exhibition will celebrate his life and work. Items from the museum’s collection will be featured, including an engraving of Croome Garden –Brown’s first major commission, completed in 1813. Themed children’s activities will be on offer, allowing budding gardeners to discover and use traditional Capability Brown techniques to create their own gardens.
The Capability Brown Exhibition will be located in the Wyre Forest Gallery until Sunday 15 May 2016.
The museum was closed for the winter months, but museum staff have been busy repairing and preparing the site for 2016. The gates have undergone restoration work and been painted, while just inside the Tourist Information Centre has undergone an extensive makeover. It showcases the town and district and offers visitors the opportunity to buy a memento of their visit.
Alison Bakr, Museum Manager explains:
“We have a varied and super exciting programme lined up for 2016! Our traditional Easter Egg Hunt kicks things off at the end of March, with plenty of Easter activities for children over the school holiday.”
The Easter Egg Hunt is on Sunday 27 March, noon – 3pm.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for health, well-being and housing added:
“Attracting so many visitors is a fantastic achievement for the small team at the museum. They’re helped by volunteers and the Friends of Bewdley Museum and each year put on a wonderful programme of events. Entry to the museum is FREE and a visit should be on everyone’s ‘to do’ list this year!”
For more information visit www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk or find the Museum page on Facebook by searching ‘Bewdley Museum’.