We've been able to visit the walled gardens for the past 18months, but it was nice to see the new museum.
|The New Front Entrance|
There were canapés and drinks laid on in the café, and the Director made a short speech, in which he discussed the hard work that has gone into the new museum, and how the original museum, even with all its imperfections was essential to the conservation of the site.
The undercroft is now entirely indoors and is accessed from the museum atrium. The tiled floor has been repaired.
Upstairs is a new display, with fantastic views of the remains;
|Panorama looking towards the new museum|
|The new museum from the back|
The only disappointment on the night, is that the St Christopher statue, inspiration for Lucy M Boston's Children of Green Knowe books hadn't made it back into the museum, but we were assured he'll be back in place soon, hopefully, before the museum is opened to the public.
For more information, see the Norton Priory Website