Denbigh Museum is opening its doors on 31 October and 1 November as part of the Welsh Museums Festival.
In this 20th anniversary year since the closure of the North Wales Hospital, the North Wales Hospital Historical Society and the Denbigh Community Archive group are again working in conjunction with the Denbigh Infirmary group to show the North Wales Hospital and Denbigh Infirmary exhibitions. During the recent Open Doors event in September, the exhibitions attracted close to 350 people, with many more expressing an interest to see them.
Clwyd Wynne, member of the Community Archive and former North Wales Hospital employee, said “Many people have worked really hard to put this fantastic exhibition together and we’re delighted to be able to offer more visitors the chance to see part of Denbigh’s rich history.”
“The museum itself is steeped in history,” continues Cllr Gwyneth Kensler, Chair of the Denbigh Museum Board of Trustees, “having been home to Frongoch School and the magistrates’ court – come and stand in the dock if you dare! The weekend is a great opportunity to have a look around and enjoy the informative guided tours and films on offer as well as viewing some artistic impressions of the North Wales Hospital created by Carol Wynne. There really is something for everyone – young and old.”
Also on display, will be a unique straw picture of the hospital which, although purchased in 1987, has only been able to be on display on a few previous occasions.
The museum, on Grove Road, will be open both Saturday (31/10) and Sunday (1/11) from 11am to 5pm and there is ample, free parking available. After your visit, why not enjoy a short walk into Denbigh to enjoy the independent shops and cafes on offer in the town.
The Federation of Museums & Art Galleries of Wales is the strategic body for museum and art gallery professionals in Wales. The Federation wants, through museums, to strengthen community identity and to make a significant economic contribution through tourism and regeneration. The Welsh Museums Festival is one of their main annual events.
For more information on the Welsh Museums Festival, visit www.welshmuseumsfederation.org