Time to get building!

Time to get building! - The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

By: Alison Mills
Added: 19 June 2018

It's time to start work on our new extension!  Our builders, Devon Contractors, will be arriving on site on Monday 25th June to begin work.

The Long Bridge Wing Extension has been over 3 years in the making but now people will begin to see our new building emerging.  There will be some alterations inside the existing buidling to create our new kitchen and relocate the Undersea World, then the focus will shift to the new wing, which will provide a new entrance, social history gallery, learning space and temporary exhibition galleries.

We expect to be ready in summer 2019, but in the meantime keep an eye on our facebook page for updates and pop in to our Pop-Up museum in Bridge Chambers.

The £2million Long Bridge Wing Extension project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Coastal Communities Fund and North Devon Council, with additional contributions from the Arts Council Ready to Borrow scheme, Devon County Council and the Barnstaple and North Devon Museum Development Trust, which has secured significant contributions from the Garfield Weston Foundation, Fullabrook Windfarm CIC, Foyle Foundation, and a host of local businesses, charitable trusts and individuals.