Following a number of years considering the future for Tenbury Museum plans are beginning to develop for an exciting future in a new town centre location.
The Tenbury Museum and History Group Trustees have been in discussion with Tesco regarding the Old Fire Station building at the entrance to the town. Agreement has now been reached in principle to a long lease, subject to securing planning permission and funding to undertake the necessary capital works to renovate and convert the building into a Museum and Local History Resource Centre.
Liz Finlay, Chair of the Trustees said, “This is a really exciting time for the Museum and History Group. A Condition Survey on the Old Fire Station building has been completed so our next task is to appoint architects to help us draw up the designs for the conversion so that we can apply for planning permission.
We will then need to raise the necessary funding to undertake the work. It has been a long held aspiration for the Museum to move to a central location and more suitable premises. We hope the Old Fire Station will enable us to achieve our ambitions for the museum and the town.”
The Museum and History Group has recently secured an Awards for All grant from the National Lottery towards the costs of the architect fees.
Liz said, “Once we’ve appointed architects we’ll be organising opportunities for local people to find out more about the project. If anyone would like to get involved in the project or as a volunteer at the Museum please get in touch via the volunteer page on our website, we are always looking for more people to join us.”
You can find out more about the Museum at www.tenburymuseum.org.uk