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Monday, 26 September 2011

Restoration and Maintenance

Our current restoration project London United Tramways 159 was successfully re-united with it's trucks this weekend. This marks a significant milestone in this project which started in 2005. This allowed the first opportunity to see the completed sign-writing on the sides of the tram for the first time outside, the sun coming out at just the right time.

3006 is seen on the museum's lifting jacks to allow it's running gear to be removed for overhaul. Whilst the car is not available the museum is offering a reduced admission charge

At the same time, work began on the planned heavy maintenance work to our access car Berlin 3006. It is seen here, already devoid of it's pantograph being towed into the workshop to be lifted from it's wheels and motors.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Award Winners!

The Museum won two awards at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards ceremony last night at the Silk Mill in Derby. The awards are held annually to celebrate excellence in Derbyshire museums.

The new Stephenson Discovery Centre exhibition won the 'Best Exhibition' category and the Learning Department won the 'Working with Children and Young People' award for their work on the Renaissance East Midlands funded 'MuBu' project, 'Hear All About It'.

The entires were very high quality and showed a wide range of innovative and interesting ideas, the Museum is delighted to have won against such stiff opposition. We would like to congratulate all our colleagues in other museums, award winners or not, for the excellent projects entered in the scheme.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Sci-Fi at Crich

We had some intresting visitors on Saturday 10th September. There was the Delorean Owners Club UK visiting us for their AGM. They brought along a replica 'Back to the Future' car!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Alice in Woodland

Here are some photographs from our Alice in Woodland Event on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th of August. Some of the characters were drama students fro Highfield School in Matlock and some of our own volunteers.