Thurrock Museum

Thurrock Museum opinie, Grays Thurrock

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neeelix
Essex, UK126 contributions
Some kind of local history?
cze 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Scratching around for something to do one weekday I chanced upon the Thurrock Council Museum. Noting it was free and easy to get to I decided to take a look.
Now I’m all for telling a local story and championing history and heritage so I had some expectations. However these were rapidly dashed as I made my way to the Museum situated in the rather brutalist Thameside Theatre Building. Inside seemed pleasant enough with a foyer cafe, A well-stocked library and other council services. The entrance to the museum was on the second floor tucked away, adjacent to the library. A rather impressive display of an ancient fireplace from a nearby building seemed promising however turning the corner I was met with a darkened room which turned out to be the museum itself. Museum is somewhat stretching the description, the layout was dark, confusing, and full of dusty uncared-for exhibits. Most cabinets weren’t illuminated, presumably due to broken lighting. This was a self guided tour. The majority of displays were dirty, dusty and hadn’t been touched in a number of years. I know this is a free exhibition however this was a disgraceful display of local artefacts. Clearly the council spends next to nothing on its museum. There are a large number of items on displaying, perhaps too many. A simpler guided layout would be better. My recommendation is to avoid the museum it simply is quite a let down.
Written 18 czerwca 2019
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