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Restoring the building

Restoring the building to become the museum you see today involved significant work.

The Making a Museum films introduce you to some of the expert craftspeople who helped repair and and restore parts of the museum such as the staircase, the plasterwork and the fireplaces.

Watch to gain an insight into the mammoth task of restoring this 18th century building.


Building the Staircase


Saving the Plasterwork


Making Mrs Dowling's Flat


Restoring the Fireplaces