7 April 2015

Nottinghamshire Archives re-opens on 28 April 2015

Nottinghamshire Archives, currently closed while it is extended and refurbished as part of a £2.5m project, will re-open on the 28 April. According to the county council press release the building now has
  • 'additional space to accommodate new archives for decades to come, including specialist storage for photographs and digital media
  • a computerised building management system
  • an additional new meeting room/multi-purpose learning space
  • improved computer suite for accessing digital heritage, with free public wi-fi throughout the building.
There will be an 'Archives Fun Open Day' on 2 May 'with entertainment and activities for all the family'. The programme for the day will include:
  • 9am onwards Explore the new building, with a display of archives
  • 10.30am Official opening ceremony
  • 11am – 3pm Family activities: seal making, design your own coat of arms, dress up in historical costumes
  • 11.45am onwards Tours of the new building, go behind the scenes to discover more of the changes
  • 1pm Talk about historical fiction by writer Judith Alnatt 

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