Heartbreak as Wolverhampton museum has to close days after reopening

Volunteers have spoken of their heartbreak after having to close a museum days after it reopened.

Volunteers, from left, Lewis Plamer, Alen Dickens, Rick Kruczek, curator Alec Brew, and Peter Stant
Volunteers, from left, Lewis Plamer, Alen Dickens, Rick Kruczek, curator Alec Brew, and Peter Stant

Tettenhall’s Transport Heritage Centre underwent a refurbishment after being closed throughout lockdown, including spending £20,000 on replacing 100-year-old windows.

The museum, in Henwood Road, Wolverhampton, was opened on October 31 by Ned Williams, a local historian, but later that day Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown.

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"It was heartbreaking news when Boris announced we would have to close again," said Alec Brew, TTHC curator.

"Being free to enter, we rely on donations and what we sell in the shop funds our operations and capital projects, and we only had two days to showcase our greatly enhanced facility.

"We'd like to thank all those visitors who have contributed over the years, and are just sad that you won't yet be able to see just what you have helped pay for."

The Heritage Centre will hopefully reopen in December, if and when the new lockdown ends.

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