As we move towards reopening the museum in the autumn we are getting some extra expert help towards setting up our new shop and tea-room. Consultant Julie Cullen has been advising us on setting up our new tea-room kitchen (not from IKEA this time) and helping prepare possible menus. The last Bromleys menu we have … Continue reading Week 42: What’s for tea?
One of the important parts of our new extension is the new Learning Room upstairs. For the first time we will be able to talk to a whole class of children in one space, and the room will also be available for booking by outside groups such as the North Devon Archaeological Society. It will … Continue reading Week 40: IKEA saves the day!
Some of you may remember Bromley's Cafe on the Strand. The huge 500-seat restaurant hosted weddings and birthday parties, as well as coach loads of tourists and hungry locals. It closed down in the 1970s, but thanks to the generosity of Michael Bromley, we are about to reopen a new Bromleys as the Museum Cafe. … Continue reading Week 37: Bromleys at the Museum
One of the aims of our extension project is to earn a bit more money from the 75,000 or so visitors we hope will be coming to the museum each year. We have no intention of charging people to come into the museum because we think that we are at least as much a community … Continue reading Week 36: On shops…