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Campaign for town museum in Knaresborough gathers pace

Campaign for town museum in Knaresborough gathers pace

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 11:08am 5th March 2020.

The group hoping to create one say they have big plans for 2020, starting with a Community Open Day later this month.

  • The Knaresborough Town Museum Group say their campaign is 'gathering momentum'.
  • Their ultimate aim is to create a permanent museum in the town, potentially with a shop and cafe.
  • They've organised a 'Community Open Day' for later this month, as part of their efforts to gather stories and artefacts.

A group who ultimately hope to create a permanent town museum in Knaresborough have outlined their plans for this year, and say their campaign is gathering momentum.

Led by chair Kathy Allday, the group is part of Renaissance Knaresborough and has 14 volunteers.

Their goal is to create a permanent museum in a building in the town, featuring a range of different displays, and hopefully a shop and cafe.



In the meantime, they've organised a 'Community Open Day', which will be held at COGS (Centre on Gracious Street) on Saturday 28th March from 10am to 5pm.

They're hoping to collect a range of stories and artefacts on the day, potentially for display at their temporary exhibition planned for September.

The group are looking for anything relating to three main themes, World War 2, Walton's Mill and Stockwell housing estate.

The volunteers recently visited Nidderdale Museum in Pateley Bridge, which itself was set up by volunteers 45 years ago, to get tips and advice on how to get their idea off the ground.

Anyone who's interested in helping the group out can get in touch with the chair, Kathy Allday, via e-mail