Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Don’t Panic!

Ashby Museum is set to be turned into a war zone on the morning of 31st October.  A large group of “evacuees” will be arriving from Donisthorpe Primary School for a World War II Home Front experience and the Museum will be closed to the public for the morning as we recreate air raids, food shortages and Home Guard drills for the children.  Don’t be surprised if you happen to be walking by and hear air raid sirens going off from within.  We are turning the Zouche Gallery into an oversized Anderson shelter and we are expecting quite a few air raids during the morning!

The Museum will have returned to normal and will reopen to the public again by 2pm.

The war theme continues the following Saturday 3rd November when our Kids’ History Club opens its doors again for a day on theme of First World War.  Come along between 10 and 12 and 1 and 3pm to take part.

Yet another  wartime connected event took place on Friday 26th October when the Museum was presented with two plaques commemorating the support given by the town to the submarine HMS Unison (see previous post for details). Left, members of the British Legion who were present at the event together with our Vice Chairman, Brian Berry.
Pictures of the plaques themselves appear below.

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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.