The first stage of refurbishment work at Wycombe Museum in Priory Avenue is drawing to an end ahead of a phased re-launch from Tuesday 1st December 2015.
The museum has been closed to visitors since June 2015 while the refurbishments works have been taking place.
To enable disabled visitors to access the first floor exhibition a lift has been installed. An open-plan café and museum shop is currently being fitted out while additional toilets have been installed on the ground floor.
For the first time a full class of schoolchildren will be able to use the events learning room following expansion of the room.
A free wi-fi service, accessible from the beautiful garden, has been installed for visitors to connect to. The Grade II listed building has also been given a facelift throughout.
The museum’s internationally renowned trademark chair collection will be shown off in a new look exhibition.
Cllr Julia Adey, Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet member for Community, said: ‘I am delighted by the redevelopment work that has been carried out so far at Wycombe Museum – it really looks superb.
I am looking forward to people visiting the new-look museum – including people with restricted mobility that were previously unable to access the first floor, who will now be able to view the museum’s full collection in all its glory following the installation of the new lift.
I would like to thank the council staff and our contractors for their hard work and, of course, the volunteers who have given up their own time to help give this much loved community facility a new lease of life.‘
For more information visit www.wycombe.gov.uk/museum.