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Heritage to be proud of in Chard
6:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
NATIONAL Heritage Open Days took place at the weekend and volunteers at the Chard and District Museum and Heritage Centre were only too pleased to get involved.
The award-winning museum in the High Street put on a number of extra events and activities for visitors to enjoy, including folk music, working artists, arts and crafts, lace-making, model aircraft and a range of stalls.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style function thrown open their doors to allow people to learn more about the history and culture on their very own doorstep.
The Chard Museum is open until November 3 before it closes for the winter. Visitors will be able to learn more about John Stringfellow and the history of early powered flight, Margaret Bondfield the first woman Cabinet Minister, and James Gillingham, who pioneered the design artificial limbs, so relevant of late with the Paralympic Games – all of whom have strong links with Chard.
The museum is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday. Admission is £3 for adults and free entry for accompanied children.