Hall Five Project
To provide a new building joining the two existing main buildings, providing cover for some of the larger museum objects.
August 2008 - April 2011
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The museum has a number of large exhibits which require cover to enable them to be completed and run on a regular basis.
The project is for a building to bridge the two exisiting museum buildings and provide the space for a large mezzanine to bridge Halls 5 and 3 providing display space for smaller interactive exhibits and a an area seperate from the main museum for educational use.
Planning is in place and the larger exhibits installed. The main building now needs to be erected with the mezzanine planned for later in 2011.
To be ready for the formal opening of the museum in April 2011
Activities» General fund raising for two years which has funded the work so far.
Success will be managing it!
The museum has significant exhibits that cannot currently be displayed. The roof provided will allow these to be operated on a regular basis. The mezzanine will provide the much needed space for schools and colleges to use the museum, at the moment there is no space that can be made available for the sole use of a school and this ois limiting the use they can make of the museum.
The projevt has been ongoing for two years and all planing and other obstacles have been overcome. The only risk is now purely financial as there is sufficient volunteer labour and the site is prepared.
Donors are included in the museum newsletter system and there is also a regularly updated website.
Budget - Project Cost: £48,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £32,000 Hall 5 New large exhibit display area £16,000 Mezzanine Educational area in Halls 3 & 5
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount General £23,500 Guaranteed
The museum is located in West Wales, in the county of Ceredigion. This was one of the last areas in the UK to go "on grid" and use of the type of equipment on display is well remebered in the area.
Currently, the museum visitor numbers are steadily increasing with just over 6000 in 2010. The project appeals to all walks of life and is now attracting local schools and colleges as well as rising numbers of international visitors. Objects on display include engines of international significance.
The last seven years have shown the skills now concentrated at the museum. The basic fitting and erecting skills that were the backbone of british engineering last century are now in decline and it is a firm intention that the museum should pass on these skills and continue to show how the lessons of the last 100 years can be applied in this century.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Keith has worked at the museum since day 1, working 7 days a week for the first two years! He has worked on everything from concrete to pipework.
Hazel runs the shop, the volunteers, the paiinting, the tiling.........you name it, Hazel is in there somewhere working an average 50 hours a week.