Campbeltown Museum will soon be a brighter, lighter and above all warmer place for people to visit, thanks to improvement works now underway.
After Campbeltown Museum achieved Full Museum Accreditation through Museums Gallery Scotland in 2011, Argyll and Bute Council carried out a review of the museum and found that a number of areas needed improvement; high on that list was heating and lighting.
The museum is closed from today Tuesday 21.02.12, to allow the work to be carried out and is expected to re-open on Monday 12th March.
Argyll and Bute Council were able to secure a grant of £20,000 from Museums Galleries Scotland towards the cost of the work with the remainder coming from the council’s capital programme for 2011-12.
The works being carried out will see a new energy-efficient heating system being installed, replacing old outdated equipment from the 1990s that had reached the end of its life. The gallery lighting will also be completely renewed, and three new high-security display cases will allow the most valuable exhibits to be seen in the best light.
Councillor Rory Colville spokesperson for third sector and communities said “This will bring Campbeltown Museum into the 21st century making it a great and comfortable place to while away an afternoon. I think it’s great to see the old buildings in the town being giving a new lease of life allowing them to be part of the on-going regeneration of Campbeltown while not allowing the history of our historic town to be lost”.