Share your views on how Watford Museum can be improved

Come along to Watford Museum this Saturday and tell us your ideas on how the Museum can be improved.

Published: Thursday, 10th May 2018

Watford Borough Council’s Museum is hosting a public consultation this Saturday 12 May, inviting residents and visitors to share their views on how the Museum can be improved to provide an even better experience.

The Museum is in the early stage of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded ‘Making Connections’ project. Just over £175,000 in development funding was received, allowing the Museum to apply for the full grant at the end of this year. The subsequent funding will enable the Museum to undergo an amazing and much-needed transformation.

The free event on Saturday held between 10am to 4pm at the Museum, will give guests the chance to meet museum staff, display designers and architects and share their thoughts to help shape the proposed designs for the project. The proposals will be on display until Saturday 26 May in the Museum’s foyer, so people can view the proposals if they can’t make the event. On Saturday 26 May a family consultation day will take place, from 11am to 2pm where families are invited to come along and with the help of Lego, share their ideas on how the Museum could be further improved for families.

Councillor Karen Collett, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “I am really excited that Watford Museum is holding this first public consultation allowing our residents and visitors the opportunity to share their views. Our Museum is a long-standing, crucial part of Watford’s history and it’s important that people come and see the proposals for the improved Museum first-hand. Exciting times lie ahead for the Museum, so please come along and be a part of it.”

To find out more about the ‘Making Connections’ project, visit the Museum’s website at watfordmuseum.org.uk and register your interest for the event on the Facebook page at facebook.com/watfordmuseum.

The Museum is also running a short online survey until Monday 14 May where you can tell us your ideas and opinions on the Museum.

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