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Local MP Trudy Harrison is ‘excited’ after visiting revamped Centre

Local MP Trudy Harrison is ‘excited’ after visiting revamped Centre

We were very excited to welcome our first visitor through the door today, and even more excited by their wonderful reaction to the work we’ve performing behind the scenes, ready to open our doors this summer.

Local MP Trudy Harrison visited us here at the newly re-branded Millom Heritage and Arts Centre for a sneaky peek at the work we’ve been doing, as part of her visit to the town.

She was delighted to see the changes we have made with thanks to the money received from the Cultural Recovery Fund and dedicated time of our trustees, staff and volunteers:

a revamped, exciting new museum will delight residents and visitors alike when it opens up again this summer

Trustees, staff and volunteers have worked incredibly hard through an incredibly tough year to bring the Centre out of the pandemic with a bright new future to look forward to. We are very grateful for the funding we’ve received and the incredible support of our local MP, town and volunteers. As Trudy noted, ‘Millom has a rich cultural history‘ and we want to ensure that the town’s heritage and art is remembered, treasured and re-visited for many years to come.

The best part is we’re not quite done yet! We’ve a few final tweaks to make before June to ensure the new look Heritage and Arts Centre is ready for all our wonderful visitors this summer and we are looking forward to sharing our transformation journey with you all.

For our regular visitors, don’t worry, we haven’t been throwing things out! As Trudy was keen to mention,

It was both a relief and pleasure to see the bread loaf and hot cross bun baked in 1869 and 1904 would remain a feature. Surely a record breaker!‘ – perhaps this is something we should look into?!

Keep checking our Facebook for regular updates and we look forward to opening our doors again very soon!

The Millom HAC Team

New Millom room fantastically supported by local residents

New Millom room fantastically supported by local residents

We’ve always known that Millom and the surrounding area has a fantastic, supportive community. Here at the Millom Heritage and Arts Centre we feel it’s such a privilege to be part of the town, as a community hub and accessible, educational space. The support we’ve received over the years for various projects from our community… Continue Reading

Huge thanks to our funders, supporters and volunteers

Huge thanks to our funders, supporters and volunteers

We’ve survived the pandemic with a fresh new look and big plans for the future! The last 12 months have been full of ups and down for the museum and ticket office we had months where closure was the main topic of conversations for us… Thankfully last summer our luck finally changed. Firstly we secured… Continue Reading

Very nostalgic! I worked on a blast furnace in Teeside in the late 1960s and we used iron ore from Millom. My grandmother lived in a house with a kitchen just like the one here. Recognised lots of the domestic and chemists items you have on display from my childhood. The mine was very much… Continue Reading

An amazing day, the children loved how interactive everything was and getting dressed up. Many thanks to the staff for being so accommodating to 30 excited children. We will be back! – Year 5, Roose Primary School, – Barrow in Furness Continue Reading

Lovely morning spent exploring the museum before heading home from our holiday. Fantastic facilities for children, my 3 year old loved the model railway and building a train track. Thank you so much. – Fowler Family, – Huddersfield Continue Reading

What an amazing place – how much has been brought back reading the history of Millom. Will come again on next visit. Well done to all who continue information gathering and display. Sandra F, – Somerset Continue Reading

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Opening Times

Museum: Mon - Sat 9am - 3pm

(Closes at 3.30pm, last entry 3pm)

Sun Closed

Ticket Office: Mon-Fri 7am - 3pm

Sat 9am - 3pm

Sun Closed

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