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This Month at March & District Museum...

15 April 2016 15:00

Les Heaton with Stationary Motorcycles March & District Museum Society have another treat for railway enthusiasts, as we are presently running an Ian Allan pamphlet display in our West Room, why not visit to view the collection?

April sees the Museum busy preparing for the annual St George's Day Fayre, which will be held on Sunday 24th April. March & District Museum will be open as always from 10am - 5pm. We will have displays and exhibits both inside, and outside of the building. At the front, we will have a display which we are presenting in collaboration with the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust; so more for the railway enthusiast. Visitors may also find the ever popular Fenland TV, who will be promoting local history and heritage by asking members of the public to guess the function of various items found in the Museum's collection. People can be filmed making their guesses.

To the rear of the building in the Museum’s yard, you will find, stationary engines, courtesy of Steve Neugebauer of Fen View Motors, Les Heaton will have his collection of vintage motor cycles on display and Alec Wright will be providing the Museum with one of his famous agricultural displays.

But that is not all, the Museum will be delivering one of our famous "Town Walks" leaving the Museum at 2.00pm, and for only £1.00 per person, you can take part in Matthew Routledge's, "A Pub Crawl, With No Beer!"

On top of all that, our wonderful gem of a Museum will be open for all to visit and see the hidden treasures we have.

Steve Neugebaur with Engines We have a wonderful Beatrix Potter treasure hunt available for all the family to enjoy. We also have a children's corner for little ones to enjoy.

The museum worked on the "Marchamind" project, which completed filming in March, 2016. Marchamind is an interactive online quiz, based on social media - Twitter and Facebook. We have been working on this project in collaboration with 20Twenty Productions. It has been very exciting having young people come into the museum, choose artefacts they find of interest, learn about them, film them, film people who know about historical facts and then edit the footage ready for uploading onto YouTube. To find out more please go to 20Twenty's Facebook page or @Marchamind on Twitter.

Following an invite for people with an interest in local history and heritage to volunteer at the museum, we have recruited twelve new volunteers! Volunteers are the life blood of the Museum and we are very grateful to anyone who is prepared to give up their time to help us, we are 100% volunteer led, and we are pitched against some stiff competition locally. So we are grateful to everyone. Thank you.

To find out more about March & District Museum, please go to our website, www.marchmuseum.co.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter too. If you have any questions about history or local heritage please feel free to contact us at, info@marchmuseum.co.uk and we will be delighted to help.