Our freshly redeveloped museum in Waltham Abbey was ‘shown off’ by Chairman Jeane Lea at the annual civic lunch on Thursday 1 September 2016.
Epping Forest District Museum
Chairman Jeane Lea, a Waltham Abbey councillor, invited chairman and mayors from nearby councils in London and Essex to a guided tour by museum staff around the redeveloped Epping Forest District Museum. The museum was reopened in March 2016 after a 2 year long Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.
The museum tells the story of the people and events that have shaped the Epping Forest district. You can see the remains of woolly mammoths as well as a wooden turkey, a favourite toy of a Victorian child, plus loads more.
Treated to a tour
Guests were treated to a guided tour of the new community rooms and exhibits and given a chance to see behind the scenes. They were shown the 6 new galleries, allowing for a much greater number of objects to be displayed than ever before.
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Proud to live in Waltham Abbey
Chairman Jeane Lea said: ‘I love the new look and feel of the museum! Our museum is a wonderful asset for the whole district to enjoy. It makes me proud to say I live in Waltham Abbey.’
‘I was honoured to be given the chance to show my guests the fantastic improvements and changes that have taken place. I will definitely be visiting again in the near future.’
‘Thank you to all the museum staff, whose knowledge and hard work has made this such a lovely local museum. I would also like to thank all my guests who raised £265 for my charity, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust based at North Weald Airfield.’