Works have started at Nottingham-based Framework Knitters Museum, as its Grade II listed cottage and frameshop buildings receive a refurbishment.
The £62,295 project will see external works carried out on the buildings, including repairs to the roofs and chimneys, replacing the gutters, and repointing the walls. As well as insulation to the roofs and walls to improve energy efficiency and provide much-needed protection from weather conditions.
Temporary ramps at the entrance of the museum frameshops will also be replaced with permanent ramps.
The funds for the work, which is being undertaken by Stevenson Bros and will complete this spring, have been awarded through the Arts Council of England’s Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND).
MEND is an open-access capital fund, which is designed to help museums and local authorities to undertake infrastructure and urgent maintenance that are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets.
Sarah Godfrey, manager of the museum, said: “Keeping the cottage and frameshop buildings alive is very important to us, and thanks to the MEND funding we are able to carry out works to ensure the buildings are fit for purpose.
“New permanent ramps are also being fitted at the entrance of our frameshops, which will be beneficial to many of our visitors – making the attractions accessible for everyone. We look forward to seeing things progress and completing very soon.”
The museum is closed until 1 February, you can email email@example.com for 2023 opening times. Parker’s Yard is free to attend and open from Wednesday to Saturday, between 9.30 am-4.30 pm and Sundays between 11:30 am-4.30 pm.
For more information about the Framework Knitters Museum, please visit: https://frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk/ or visit the museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages.