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Have your say on plans to transform Watford Museum and celebrate the town’s history

Watford Borough Council, with thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is inviting local people to have their say on proposals to transform the town’s Museum and Heritage service, including plans to relocate Watford Museum to the refurbished Town Hall and revitalise how the town’s vibrant history and diverse community are celebrated.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “These are exciting plans for Watford Museum and we are so grateful to the National Lottery players for making this a reality. The museum’s new home at the Town Hall will use the wonderful 1930s committee rooms and, by using the very best in modern museum design, allow us to bring the town’s history and community stories to life.

“The relocation of the museum and heritage service opens up a wealth of opportunities to create a museum that gives visitors a really exciting and memorable experience. I would encourage everyone to get involved and tell us your views so that we have an exciting and engaging museum that really reflects our town and tells Watford’s story.”

With the valuable support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the council is holding a range of consultation events to share the proposals for the new Watford Museum, including the first look at CGI imagery of what the space might look like. These public consultations are on:

  • 10 to 18 August, 10am – 5pm, Watford Museum

  • 19 August, 12pm – 5pm, Herts Pride in Cassiobury Park

  • 22 to 26 August, 10am – 4pm, Cassiobury Park Hub

  • Big Sports held at the Town Centre Event Space

  • 29 August to 1 September, Watford Borough Council, Contact Centre at the Town Hall.

The consultation is also available online if people cannot get to one of the events:

The Watford Museum and Heritage project is part of the council’s ambitious Town Hall Quarter Programme, which will revitalise the area around the Town Hall, opening it up to create a vibrant neighbourhood, places for businesses and areas for all the community to use and enjoy.

For more information, visit the Watford Museum Consultation page.

- Notes to Editors -

  • About the Watford Town Hall Quarter (THQ) Scheme - Watford Borough Council’s major transformation programme will deliver a range of improvements and enhancements to the area surrounding the town’s historic Town Hall building. This will revitalise the area and make it an exciting and attractive destination for the community and business.

  • About The National Lottery Heritage Fund - Using money raised by the National Lottery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund Inspires, leads and resources the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK. Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

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