We are delighted to announce the completion of our National Lottery-supported project at the Norris Museum in St Ives which has been opened by Professor Alice Roberts and the Mayor of St Ives.
During the refurbishment, which has included a new extension, landscaping, creation of an archive store for Huntingdonshire and new displays created by PLB Ltd, the museum was closed to visitors. With anticipation having grown over this period, the town eagerly awaited the re-opening and the Norris staff were delighted to welcome over 2,500 people during the first weekend.
Oliver Caroe said, “The Norris Museum is a hidden gem. The museum is a cultural and historic place which, once discovered, never leaves you. As conservation architects and designers, these secret, beguiling, inspiring and enriching spaces are exactly what Caroe Architecture Ltd gets excited about. It has been such a privilege and pleasure – from start to finish – for us to have played a part in realising the vision of the Curators and Norris Museum Trustees. We know that the museum team will always treasure the special spirit of the museum and, with this redevelopment, they will be able to bring more people and more life to these treasures. Nothing could be more completely satisfying and rewarding for our professional team. Long live the enlightened memory of Herbert Norris!”
Further information about this project is available here.