Centre’s museum move needs help for new displays

Heritage volunteer Beccy Brown holding a lead glazed medieval pot.  (Lin) EMN-140404-143329001
Heritage volunteer Beccy Brown holding a lead glazed medieval pot. (Lin) EMN-140404-143329001
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A call has gone out for local residents to help make Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre more of a museum.

In time for Easter, the centre will be changing its heritage displays in a step towards increasing local awareness of its heritage role.

This change will also be a key step towards the centre becoming a fully recognised museum.

Up until now, the heritage displays, which are currently a part of the library, had not been changed for two years - an extremely long time in the museum world.

Now, centre manager Stephanie Dale and local volunteers are working together to completely remodel the displays.

“It’s really exciting to 
finally be changing the 
displays and we can’t wait to see our visitors reactions,” said Stephanie, who is leading the project.

The idea came about after the success of last year’s Caistories project, which saw people give their memories of the town.

Following on from this, heritage volunteers are planning to display items that represent local crafts and trades from the past.

However, the centre needs help from locals to make this idea a reality.

“If anyone in Caistor or the surrounding villages has items that they think would be useful, the centre desperately wants them,” added Stephanie.

“All objects will be taken for display under a formal loan agreement that will be decided on by the centre and the owner.”

Anyone who would like their object or objects to be a part of this display can take them along to the centre, along with any information they may have about the item.

For more information call Stephanie on 01472 851605.