Chair: Mrs Noushin Rostami, 34 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP (Co-opted 6 September 2018; Trustee and Parish Council representative for Little Gransden Village Hall; co-ordinator Friendship Club) John Jefferies, Ash Tree Cottage, Little Gransden SG19 3BP email (Elected 3 May 2018; co-ordinator Information Signs Working Party) Oliver Hipwell, Hill Farm, 8 Main Road, Little Gransden SG19 3DN Tel: 017944 547685 email (Elected 3 May 2019; Vice-chair; Biodiversity and Tree Officer) Jaco Koen, 31 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP email: (Co-opted 9 July 2020) Clerk: Sylvia Sullivan, 3 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden SG19 3DP Tel: 01767 677906, email Office hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

St Neots Museum Reopens

St Neots Museum Reopens
Trustees, staff and volunteers are pleased to announce that the museum is at last able to reopen to the public from Tuesday 7th July. During July the museum will remain closed on Saturdays but will reopen fully from Saturday 8th August 2020. Social distancing measures will remain in place, limiting the numbers who can visit the museum at any one time.

Throughout the museum we have put in place the safety measures needed to keep the public, as well as our staff and volunteers as safe as possible while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We are also delighted to announce a new temporary exhibition, The Upcycling Crafter by local artist Frances Corlett.  The exhibition features her striking pictures made from stamps, sweet wrappers and tickets. From underground tube maps revealed as the London skyline to old stamps reimagined as everything from flowers to tractors and lamas, and not forgetting her dogs made from chocolate wrappers. The exhibition is fun and a great advert for recycling. All the pictures are for sale and make unique inexpensive gifts ranging in price from £12 - £38, do call in and have a look.

Frances Corlett writes:

I love to create and decorate items using materials that most people discard. I started a few years ago when my Mother gave me my old stamp collection that I had as a child. What was I going to do with it? The stamps were fascinating to look at, so much history and brought back childhood memories. I decided they needed displaying so I started to use them to make pictures. That got me thinking what other everyday items could I use? I started taking labels off tins and saving sweet wrappers. My hobby turned into a little business and I named it JessAmy Designs after my two daughters Jess and Amy. I’m always looking for new ways to create and give a new life to something that most people throw away. I’m passionate about the environment and what we need to do to Save our planet, my creations show what can be done with items that get thrown away. I love the fun quirky and uniqueness of the items I create, I hope you do too.

Curator, Liz Davies says:

We are all looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the museum and being able to share the story of the town and the surrounding villages.

St Neots Museum pandemic safety measures for reopening the museum:

·         Deep clean of museum before reopening

·         Introduced warning and advice signage at entrance door

·         All internal doors held open & hands-free to reduce touching

·         Large sturdy Perspex barrier built around reception desk

·         Clear signage about 2M social distancing in museum

·         Limit of 3 groups or families in the museum at any one time

·         Removal of all handling interactive exhibits

·         All payments contactless if possible

·         Hand sanitiser available

·         Disposable face masks available

·         Regular cleaning throughout the day of heavy use areas

·         Regular monitoring of visitor numbers

St Neots Museum is a registered charity no:800074

Liz Davies, Curator
Lesley Sainsbury, Learning & Development Officer

The Curator works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10.00am - 4.00pm 
The Learning & Development Officer works Tuesday to Friday inc, 09.00 am - 4.00pm

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