After letting the paint fumes fade, the team made a start by putting objects into cases. Most of the objects being put on display are different, so there will be plenty of new things to look at and find out about.
The panels and vinyl lettering then went up onto the walls. There are some new panels along with some that have been recycled from a previous temporary exhibition called ‘Picturing the Past’. Together these tell the story of the borough through the themes Industry, Home, War & Conflict, Our Larry and the Market Place.
Next the interactive activities were installed. There is dressing up, fossil fun and a play grocery shop! We are currently carrying out last minute checks on lighting and cleaning the glass on the cases ready for re-opening.
The new gallery opens on January 1st 2013 so please pop in to have a look! This rejig is not the end of the road and we will be gathering feedback for future changes to the gallery next year.