Happy New Year to all who read our blog
Well 2010 is over and so is our project – at least the filming part of it. Still a bit of editing to do but most of that is finished now as well. Just started writing out the invitations to our Film Showcase evening on March 2nd. This will be to an invited audience as the auditorium seating is limited and we will only be showing a 40 minute compilation. However, on Saturday 5th March we will be running the whole collection of films – running time should be about 3 hours! the idea is that people can just pop in and out and see the bits they want to see. We don’t expect anyone to stay for three hours although they can if they want to. This will be open to anyone and free of charge. It will take place in the Community Room at our Museum starting at 10 am and we should manage to get through the whole thing twice by the time the Museum closes in the afternoon.
Ashby Museum was established in 1982 in a small cottage in Lower Church Street. In 1991 it relocated to its present home in North Street, where it shares the old National School building with the town Library and Tourist Information Centre. In 2006-7, thanks to a major Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, a two storey extension was added. It is a Registered Charity and is run by a group of trustees supported by over 50 volunteer custodians. It won the Leicestershire Heritage Award for best temporary exhibitions in 1998, 2001 and 2003. In July 2007, the museum won Museum of the Year in Leicestershire. It works closely with the county Museum Service and other independent museums in the area, sharing expertise and artefacts.