Museum is on move again
THE Hyndburn Heritage and Community Group is moving to a bigger and better new unit inside the Accrington Arndale Centre.
The opening of a new clothing shop has forced museum bosses to relocate to the former Blue Inc unit in the centre of the shopping mall. It is the second time the museum group has moved after previously occupying the H Samuel jewellery store.
Colin Lowther, publicity officer at the group, said their new base is FIVE times bigger and will allow them to display more exhibits and have greater participation with shoppers and schools.
He said: “We are really grateful to the Arndale Centre staff. It gives us the scope to expand.
“We’ve got various things that have never been displayed before because of space and we can invite more participation by people come in. There’s an area for younger children now with printing plates. We are speaking to all the local schools to invite them in.”
An open day will be held on Saturday, September 16 and could include performances from members of the East Lancashire Concert Band and Accrington Pipe Band.
The Hyndburn Heritage and Community Group is moving to a new base