Conservatives give go ahead for new Museum
Conservative Councillors have taken the decision to build a new museum in the centre of Kingston’s historic town.
The plan is to create a museum focused on the Borough’s Saxon history and as the crowning place of the first King of England. The museum will be placed alongside the recently improved All Saints Church which received a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2015.
The existing Museum will be kept open, and councillors are exploring ways to enlarge the presentation of the world-renowned Muybridge collection. The Council will also be looking at the best way to expand the provision of the display of historic artistic figures from Kingston’s past, and will also focus on showing more of its industrial heritage.
Council Leader Kevin Davis said:
As we embrace Kingston’s increasingly diverse population, we must make sure we don’t lose sight of where we have come from. Each part of the Borough has a part of the story to tell and our ambition to build a new museum is one that will help mark out Kingston as a place of importance where tourists would discover more of the history of England.