‘Making a Museum’ is the title of a consultation project at Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery. The museum has big plans to create a more interactive and exciting museum, which will tell the story of the people and the landscape of Saddleworth.
The major part of our plans involved presenting applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund- North West, to fund the refurbishment of many areas of the museum including the fabric, reception area, new displays, new shop and better disabled access.
This was the main focus at this stage although gallery and storage improvements may follow later. Our lottery bid was successful, our match fund raising campaign was successful and we have now closed the existing building so that the refurbishment can take place.