Brushes and sandbags at the ready! Today the museum team were prepared to defend the building against the sudden onset of heavy rain and hail. Similar to many old buildings, the museum cellar is prone to the occasional leak. Today, gallons of water gushed through from outside and everyone had to respond quickly before any items were at risk of being damaged.
Objects from the collection are not stored in the cellar, however in bad weather we need to check that water is not entering the building from elsewhere. All appears fine for now, and as the storm passes we can take off the wellies, lay down the brushes and hope for a bit of summer sun instead!