The Museum Extension
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

This is the first group of people invited to see the new extension. They are the mostly elderly or disabled clients of Steyning Good Neighbours. Museum stewards escorted the thirty visitors around the exhibits. The invitation also included tea and music at the nearby Penfold Hall. Steyning Good Neighbours arranges for volunteer “good neighbour” drivers to take people living in Steyning and the surrounding areas to hospital, doctor's appointments or essential shopping expeditions.

Ben McGuire, Chairman of Steyning Good Neighbours, said: “It's lovely to be able to take our clients somewhere more enjoyable than just to the doctor!”

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

The museum joined a wide range of local groups at the Steyning Hobby Fair. Our stall attracted visitors with a lucky dip containing small items of historic interest, each with its own information leaflet, brass rubbing for children and a lively display. The new extension was a popular talking point.

Let's give warm welcome here to the new members and stewards who joined as a result of the event.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today is The Big Draw Art Day. Steyning Museum has welcomed everyone who wants to take part in this national event. About 120 children and adults joined the three sessions to create a collage showing market scenes in medieval, Tudor and Victorian Steyning. Without the new space in the extension, this event would not have been possible. Display screens and exhibits were moved aside to make way for a large table and chairs. The art materials were donated by the Co-op Community Dividend Fund and there were volunteer artists, teachers and people in period costume on hand. The result of everyone's combined talents has been put on display in the Museum foyer.

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The Big Draw work of art
in the museum foyer

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Today a group of partially sighted people visited the Museum. Many group visits take place on a Thursday, when the Museum is closed to the general public. It means that the Curator, Chris Tod, can give a presentation and pay all his attention to the personal interests of the visitors.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

During term time, school visits are now a regular event. There is plenty of room to organise games and activities with a historical theme. The children's corner includes brass rubbing and mosaic tile art. On the Saturday after a school visit, children often return with their parents to show them the exhibits and to carry on with their favourite activity.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Museum Stewards have already had a training session to introduce them to the extension. Here is a group listening to Chris Tod as he updates them about the new facilities. These second training sessions instructed Stewards about the Children's Corner and other recent innovations at the Museum.

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