Plans to relocate Stevenage Museum are in the early stages of discussion as part of the long-term transformation of the town centre.

Earlier this year, Stevenage Borough council asked the community to share their expectations and opinions on relocating the museum.  

Almost 300 people completed the survey and provided feedback.  

From the survey, the council found that although the museum is ‘well-loved by the community’, the building itself was deemed ‘small and dark and hard to find.’ 

The survey highlighted that the community would like to see the museum relocated to a more central location with different opening hours, improved facilities – including a café – and better toilet facilities, including accessible toilets.  

Questions were also raised about future activities and events in the new space, with importance being placed on family friendly activities, educational events and interactive experiences.  

Cllr Richard Henry, leader of Stevenage Borough Council, commented:  "I would like to thank everyone who answered this survey, providing important information which will help us to deliver a museum that our communities have helped to shape.

"Our ambition is that this new space is an even better focal point to celebrate the arts and culture of our town, allowing us to better celebrate our heritage." 

Cllr Loraine Rossati, executive member for culture, leisure and information technology, said: "We are committed to working with our communities, and will continue to involve local people and communities in developing our future museum.


“The feedback shared demonstrates how people are keen to work with us, and we look forward to returning with further opportunities for feedback in due course.” 

Jo Ward, Curator at Stevenage Museum, added: “There is so much for everyone to see and enjoy at the museum, and we value feedback shared to help us create exhibitions and exhibits that are enjoyed by everyone.” 

"Relocation gives us this opportunity to be more ambitious and to expand our programme more widely. Thank you to everyone who participated!" 

The council is continuing to work on the relocations and plans to share further updates and opportunities to comment. 

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