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West Kirby museum to hold heritage open day
10:00am Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
A REFURBISHED museum housing relics from West Kirby's past will hold a heritage open day next weekend.
Visitors will be able to view the permanent display at St Bridget's Centre in St Bridget's Lane, West Kirby on Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Formerly known as the Charles Dawson Brown Museum, it was hidden away for more than a century and was available to view by appointment only. It re-opened in July as part of a national event, the Festival of Archaeology.
The collection tells the story of a thousand years of St Bridget’s church, and is supplemented with information about the old village, the old school and other items found in or around West Kirby.
The museum's vice chairman, Mark Hughes, told the Globe: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the museum for our Heritage Day.
“The museum had nearly 1,000 visitors at the recent opening weekend, and the collection, which includes many artifacts that date back 1,000 years, really seems to have captured the public’s imagination."
During the day there will be hands-on activities for all the family to try. Also featured will be a picture display of old West Kirby. There will be guided walks of West Kirby Old Village.
St Bridget's church will also be open and there is a chance to see the Hogback stone and learn about its significance.
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