This small local museum has a certain charm as an eclectic collection of objects with local connections. I recall visiting it in the 1970s and it has changed little; I am convicted some of the "explanatory" notes are the same ones I read as a schoolboy!
That is the problem, of course. It feels tired and dusty, and not in a way that excites or intrigues. The exhibits do not appear to be displayed with anything other than a loose theme; toys are lumped together, all archaeological finds in another couple of cases. There is no attempt to explain or contextualise the items and no sense of trying to explain the history of the area in a methodical way.
I asked the young lady in charge on the day I visited what they are doing to commemorate the First World War ( there is a small, unchanging, permanent display about the Zeppelin shot down in the area, by far the most interesting display even if takes up only one small alcove); there will be a tiny area which will be updated every year, apparently.
I feel some affection for this dry and dusty old collection but it seems to me to be a museum that misses all the opportunities that present themselves. It isn't just lack of funding; it lacks imagination for what it could be.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.