Thursday, January 26, 2006

Work It Chaps

The work in "Protection" is coming along a treat with the cabinet from the Tank Museum being split in two, the top half being used as is, & the bottom half being sliced up to extend the cabinets around the corner. Confused? Check the pic for clarification. Martin is doing a fab job despite parts of his body being removed at an alarming rate - don't worry it's only teeth & moles.
Work is also going full steam ahead in other parts of Boscastle. The Youth Hostel restoration is about to start which means that around four big blue workmen's cabinets are going to be placed outside the museum by the river. See left. They will probably be there till August so if you come to see us don't be put off. We're still opening at Easter as usual.
The new website selling prints of artworks from the Richel Collection is now online and up and running. More details on that later. Have a look and see what you think. You can find it at
Will be back soon with more updates on the action at the museum.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Protection" Display Revamp

The museum's carpenter, Martin, has been busy over the past few days. (Here he is to the left.) He & Graham have been dismantling the "Protection" display at the top of the stairs in readiness for a whole new look. The area is being opened up and extended around the corner. We were hoping to get more of the cabinets from the Natural History Museum but unfortunately they have none left. We have kindly been offered a cabinet from the Tank Museum which should do the trick.
Anyone with an interest in the story of Graham's Landrover should get a copy of the latest Landrover Owner's International magazine. There is a great story in there with some photos of the crushed "Sally" and the renewed "Mary Ellen".
Until next time........

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Lucinda and Hannah at work

Just thought I'd put in a photo of Hannah, the museum's office manager, with her new baby Lucinda, hard at work at the front desk. Very cute don't you think?
It's great Hannah is able to bring Lucinda in so she can be spoiled by Pseudo Uncle Graham and the rest of the gang.

Closed for Winter Refurbishment

Greetings and Happy New Year to you all. The museum is now closed until Easter and we are getting on with refurbishing the upstairs "Protection" section. Joyce and Carole are busy here stripping out the display which will be totally removed and replaced with new (recycled) cabinets. It's great to get rid of those old drapes and we're looking forward to getting the new look display up and running.
I will continue to add info to this site while we are closed so keep checking back for updates.