Grand Bend, ON - Lambton Heritage Museum is scheduled to temporarily close to the public for a period of just over three months as the County facility undergoes a significant renewal and renovation project.
The museum is scheduled to close Monday, October 16, 2017 after the popular Fall Colour and Craft Festival, as a number of mechanical, electrical, accessibility, aesthetic and architectural modifications will be undertaken. It is hoped the majority of work will be completed by the end of January.
The project timeframe will also allow for the installation of a new high density mobile storage system for museum artifacts to allow for improved storage capacity and enhanced public access to the collection.
This is the first major renovation to take place at the museum in 25 years and will modernize the building, bringing staff and public spaces up to a contemporary museum standard. Many of the site's building systems are approaching the end of their life cycle. The HVAC replacement will ensure the Museum is meeting generally accepted professional museum standards for safe storage and preservation of the thousands of artifacts in the collection.
Staff will remain on site in safe work areas relocating artifact collections and exhibitions, cataloguing, and developing a special exhibition and event to mark the museum's 40th anniversary in 2018.
Lambton Heritage Museum is a 50,000 square foot complex, located south of Grand Bend in Lambton Shores. It is comprised of eight buildings, including five historic structures which were re-located to the 30 acre site. Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has grown to include an intriguing collection of one-of-a kind artifacts, and attracts over 15,000 visitors each year.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lambtonmuseums.ca.
Corporate Cultural Officer
County of Lambton
519-845-0809 ext. 5236