The Old Stables at Erewash
Erewash Borough Council
NLHF Heritage Grant
A social history museum, Erewash has exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the Erewash Borough. Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980’s. Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley. The museum is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1860. In 2015, the museum undertook the first phase in its longer-term refurbishment masterplan, working with Purcell and Tricolor. Tricolor was appointed to project manage the entire Round 2 NLHF submission for Erewash Museum’s Old Stables project which sought to refurbish and increase access to currently unused parts of the museum, increasing the organisation’s ability to provide its award-winning education programme as well as launching a new exhibition and creating another income stream from the volunteer-run café. We researched, developed and delivered the project’s Activity Plan, Interpretation Plan, Business Plan and Management and Maintenance Plan for the Museum’s successful bid worth in excess of £500,000.
We worked closely with the museum staff and Friends group to develop an immersive and engaging experience for visitors, telling the story of Dalby House – the Museum’s home – and the people who lived and worked there in the 1890s. Tricolor presented to NLHF on a number of occasions and were asked to liaise directly with HLF on behalf of the museum on curatorial and content matters.
Consultation, Activity Planning, Interpretation Design & Build, Business Plan
Exciting futures ahead