Museum News

New Website Launched

Our website has a new look and a new hosting provider!  We hope you like it and that you find all the information that you need to help you plan your next visit to the museum.

If you notice any problems with the new website – or if you just want to tell us how much you like it – please let us know via the Contact Us page.


Volunteers Needed

As we approach the start of the new season we are looking for volunteers to help out in the museum shop. If you’ll have some free time over the summer and would like to help out with looking after visitors, then please get in touch. You can do this through the Contact Us page or by coming into the museum and speaking to one of the existing volunteers.

With all the new developments taking place at the museum, there’s never been a better time to get involved. In addition to volunteers for the shop, we’re also looking for people to help with creating displays, maintaining exhibits and all the other jobs that help to make the museum a great place to visit. See the Volunteer page for more details.

New Windows for the Control Tower

We are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the first tranche of replacement windows to be fitted in the Control Tower. A grant for £10,000 has been secured from the Landfill Communities Fund/South West Environmental Action Trust which will be used to purchase new, double-glazed windows for the top floor of the tower. The windows will be manufactured by Crittall Windows – the same firm which made the tower’s original windows – and are expected to be installed in April 2015.

Land Purchase

On the first of December, after almost two years of protracted negotiations, the museum took ownership of further ground bordering the existing site. A combination of funds from The Foyle Foundation, The Charles Hayward Foundation and the museum’s own funds have allowed the purchase at a very fair price from Scottish Enterprise.

The new ground includes a 20 meter strip at the back of the site which will be used to build new display buildings and a workshop. The museum has also purchased a portion of the field adjoining the museum site which we have been using for our summer show. This will protect our frontage onto the road as well as allowing space for future development of the museum.

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