The University’s Garstang Museum of Archaeology has reopened following a major refurbishment.
The Museum holds an important collection of antiquities, reflecting the long history of archaeology at the University, including objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain.
The Museum, which is now open every Wednesday between 10am and 4pm, has been refurbished as part of the University’s South Campus regeneration plan. It has been relocated from the first floor to its new home on the ground floor of 14 Abercromby Square to make it more visible and accessible.
More than 70 people attended a recent opening event which was held to thank those who had contributed to preparing the Museum for opening including staff and student volunteers as well as colleagues from National Museums Liverpool, Manchester Museum, the Victoria Gallery & Museum and Big Heritage.
Director of the Garstang Museum, Steven Snape, said: “The Garstang Museum is a unique teaching and research resource. Not only can students gain valuable experience using the exhibits and our museum placements, it is also an important part of our outreach activity with schools and the general public.
“Objects from the collections are regularly loaned to major exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and we often collaborate on projects with colleagues in major museums, especially in the North West. It’s fantastic to have such a widely-used resource refurbished and open again.”