We will soon be opening!!
watch this space
Work in progress showcasing the new roof.
A stunning fireplace rediscovered and a mirror surround being restored by Steve Guyatt
Making a donation. If you wish to donate towards the costs of the "Raise the Roof" campaign please scan the QR symbol and follow the link.
THE WINCHCOMBE METEORITE
The Winchcombe Meteorite Room, which houses and tells the story of this famous arrival from space is now Closed until the Spring 2022 due to essential maintenance and refurbishment work to the historic Winchcombe Town Hall building.
In the meantime you can follow the story of the Winchcombe Meteorite from its remarkable discovery by clicking on the links below.
Discovering the Winchcombe Meteorite - The Wilcock's story
Read and watch the story of the initial reaction to the amazing WINCHCOMBE METEORITE.
Preparing the Winchcombe Meteorite Exhibition
Small in stature, mighty in Scientific importance
Experts from the Natural History Museum previewing the Winchcombe Meteorite Exhibition
'Our museum seeks to encourage and promote further interest, understanding and involvement in the historical heritage of Winchcombe and the surrounding area through its unique collections and archives for the benefit of both the local community and visitors.'
Due to the continued restrictions imposed because of the corona virus unfortunately the museum must remain closed.
However, during this very difficult time that we find ourselves in, we aim to retain some form of normality to our everyday lives. So, as we are unable to actually open the museum to you as visitors, we decided to take the museum and some of its more important and interesting items and collections directly to you via our new 'virtual' website and other ‘social media’ platforms.
Keeping the Museum 'Open'
During the past months, we have been highlighting on our ‘Virtual Museum’ pages some of these through a collection of photographs, text, downloadable documents and where appropriate some audio and video. We hope that in some way this compensates for you not being able to visit us at the moment.
We will continue to do this whilst the current situation exists.
We have such a lot to show you that we have created a 'virtual museum' where you can see the monthly updated presentations'.
Looking to the Future
We have very ambitious plans for the future of the museum. These starred with the glazing in of the undercroft area in 2020. This development enabled us to create a new entrance to the museum through an improved visitor centre, we also incorporated a new passenger lift to enable those who couldn't manage the stairs to access the main display areas on the first floor as well as new 'disabled washroom' facilities.
The museum team are now working on the complete transformation of the main area with new and improved
displays, video and interactive displays.