Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Redisplay of Room 6

Regular visitors may have noticed gradual changes happening to the displays in Room 6, formerly the 'Information Room' at the back of Whittlesey Museum.

The museum reference materials have been moved into Room 1 and the shelves and writing desk that went with them have gone, allowing a rearrangement of the display cabinets to make a lot more space in the room.
Wednesday work team volunteers have since been hard at work repainting (ably demonstrated by our youngest volunteer, pictured) and installing new visitor attractions such as a touch-table, family activity boxes and a DVD screen.

When the redisplay is completed later this year Room 6 will form the first half of a timeline of Whittlesey's past, beginning when the clay in the brick pits was being laid down under the Jurassic sea and stretching up to 'Cromwell Country' and the Civil War.
The second half of the timeline, covering the period from the first wholesale fen drainage up to World War Two, will be installed in Room 5 at a later date.