The Museum Extension
from hole in the ground to grand opening
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The new store room has been filled with treasures, neatly filed and safely packed. In the new Museum space, the displays have been planned carefully and the woodwork  is being put in place to begin mounting the exhibits. 

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Friday, March 25, 2006

The fitting-out is moving ahead. Display panels are being constructed and safely secured in place. Behind the scenes, exhibits are waiting to come out of storage and take their planned positions. Museum Stewards have attended a briefing session about the new facilities.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The new displays are taking shape but there is still so much to do in preparation for the big day on June 1. Here are Chris Tod and a visitor discussing one of the most exciting additions to the Museum - the 1000 year old Steyning Man.

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Luke Brannlund

This is Luke Brannlund, the archaeologist who laid out the bones of Steyning Man.

The skeleton is concealed behind black glass, shown here below the written display. Visitors who wish to see this exhibit can press a time-controlled light switch.

Luke was also a member of the team which excavated the site of the extension. He has continued to provide valuable advice and assistance.

This is another addition to the Museum's exhibits and more of Luke's work.

Some of the archaelogical finds at the site of the Museum have been set in a hole beneath the floor. They can be viewed through a glass panel.

The oldest finds, believed by archaeologists to pre-date the year 1100, are on the deepest layer of the display. The more recent items, which date after 1700, are at the top.

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