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Independent community-run museum is coming to Knaresborough

A community group in Knaresborough are set to create an independent community-run museum that will 'celebrate the history' of the town. The Knaresborough Museum Association have launched a crowdfunding page in the hope of raising £35,000 and have the museum open before the end of the year. Their vision is to create a new heritage site that will celebrate the town's history, including its geology, archaeology and social history. https://twitter.com/KnaresMuseum/status/1349674133760733184 The funds will go towards renovating the site, which is the ground floor of the former Castle Girls' School in Knaresborough, as well as museum equipment and disability access. The group have revealed their intentions for the new museum via their Crowdfunding page, which they hope will become a hit in the Town:

"The vision is to create an impressive new heritage site celebrating the history of Knaresborough including the town’s amazing geology, archaeology and social history. "The Museum will be more than a few artefacts and display boards. Immersive sound effects, oral histories and film footage will make for exciting and interactive installations that allow local people’s stories to be at the heart of the museum. "Knaresborough Museum Association (KMA) also plan to create a flexible temporary exhibition space where community groups and KMA can display art, photography, historical documents and artefacts – so that there will be a rolling programme of events to encourage return visits."
Find the Crowdfunding page here, which includes more details on the project and visions for the future. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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