Heritage museum to open after major redevelopment


A 400-year-old cottage has been transformed into an inter-active museum exhibiting the history of Uttoxeter.

Redfern’s cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life has been undergoing a complete refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Archives and exhibitions include unique collections of documents and photographs covering a geographical area of Uttoxeter and villages within a 10 mile radius.

Uttoxeter, and Staffordshire as a whole, is home to many rare and unusual documents which are being exhibited across the museum.

Pam Macmilly, a Trustee of the Uttoxeter Heritage Trust, said: “The programme has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and we’ve also had supporting funding from JCB, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Uttoxeter Town Council.

“They have been a magnificent help to us and without them we couldn’t of done it.”

The museum plans to hold regular events suitable for everyone, ranging from lectures and performances to walking tours and re-enactments.

The first pre-launch event will be the People’s Archive Event where anyone is welcome to come along with any documents or photographs which relate to the history of this area to be exhibited in the museum.

Pre-launch events start from the 5th of March, with the full opening being in April.

To find out more about the museum and any upcoming events, visit the website here.


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