Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Preston Hall Museum & Park

The official opening of the new jetty was postponed today after forecasts yesterday of gale force winds today.  Actually I think the gales came early - certainly sounded like a gale in the early hours of the morning.  This afternoon's wind was strong and bitingly cold so it wouldn't have been much fun standing around in the open, or taking a celebratory trip on the Teesside Princess either.
The regular meeting of the Preston Park management committee did take place, though, snug & warm in the new meeting room.  It was good to hear that some trolleys will soon be available for people who want to take canoes or other small craft down to the river to launch.  It seems that some people thought that the nice new path to make life easier for wheelchair users and pram pushers was actually a road for access to the river.  A combination of enforcement and the availability of the new trolleys should ensure that pedestrians are safe again.
The museum will close at 4pm on Sunday 22nd November and reopen in February 2011 with a refurbished interior and refreshed displays.  For these last few days admission is free so if you're in the area do pop along and see the exhibitions. 
For the rest of the winter the Park will be open as normal but the Hall will be undergoing a transformation inside.   I'm looking forward to seeing the results next year.

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