We are delighted to announce that Lowewood Museum has won the Transformation Award from Hertfordshire Association of Museums at their inaugural awards event.
The award was given for the shop and café area at the Museum. It was recently refurbished as part of the Arts Council England funded No Borders development project, which also involved Epping Forest District Museum and Chelmsford Museum.
Lowewood Museum, which is run by Epping Forest District Council in partnership with Borough of Broxbourne Council, was one of three projects to be short listed for the award.
Museums, Heritage and Culture Manager Tony O’Connor, who attended the award ceremony on Friday, 16 November at North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin said, “I was absolutely delighted to receive this award on behalf of the team at Lowewood Museum. It is a great privilege to be able to develop the public offer we provide at Lowewood Museum, helping to make it a vibrant and welcoming attraction for visitors and residents to the Borough of Broxbourne. The funding from Arts Council England through the ‘No Borders’ project has had a huge impact in enhancing our museum offer.”
The new shop and café area has brought new visitors to the Museum, allows space to display a wider range of gifts and books, and provides a great space to host private views for exhibitions and family friendly activities.
Leader of Borough of Broxbourne Council, Mark Mills-Bishop said, “The award is a great achievement for the hard work done in transforming Lowewood Museum as part of the No Borders project. It is testimony to our drive and commitment to making Lowewood Museum the best in Hertfordshire.”
Lowewood Museum is open Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.
Museum says thank you to The National Lottery players
From Monday 3 – Saturday 9 December 2018, Lowewood Museum and Epping Forest District Museum are offering 10% discount in their gift shops to National Lottery players.
The museums are joining hundreds of other participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK saying thanks to people, who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.
The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard between Monday 3 and Saturday 9 December gets a 10% discount in the museum’s gift shop.
Lowewood Museum has received £183,700 for exhibition and engagement projects including two First World War Projects commemorating the centenary of the Armistice.
Epping Forest District Museum has received £1,821,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money paid for the recent redevelopment of the museum as well as a range of projects, enabling community engagement and collections acquisition.
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said:
“December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7.8bn National Lottery funding since 1994. This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”
Terms and Conditions
- One National Lottery ticket provides 10% off in the Museum Gift Shop and Refreshment Area.
- All National Lottery games qualify for the offer, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
- The offer is valid on the days the museum is open between 3 and 9 December. Lowewood Museum is open 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.
- Only one ticket can be used per transaction.
- The offer is only valid on Museum stock items and not items sold by the Friends of Lowewood Museum.
Staff from Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey and Lowewood Museum, Hoddesdon attended The National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 11 November 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, having been invited by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The Department for Digital, Media and Sport asked HLF to nominate people to attend the service, after recognising the huge contribution HLF and its First World War projects have made to the centenary. As a result over 300 people involved with these project across the UK, attended the service on Sunday.
Our HLF Projects
Our centenary projects were made possible by grants totalling £124,000 from HLF, which distributes the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK. HLF has invested £97million in 2,200 First World War centenary projects.
The Walter Spradbery, Artist in War and Peace exhibition is on display at Epping Forest District Museum until Saturday 22 December 2018. It focuses on the artist’s time in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War, and the paintings he made for the first Imperial War Museum displays.
Stephen Warner, One Man’s Journey through War was on display at Lowewood Museum from May until September 2018. It explored the First War World through the diaries of Warner, who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Essex Regiment in France and went on to win a Military Cross for bravery.
Broxbourne: We Will Remember Them, focuses on First World War soldiers from the Borough of Broxbourne. People are invited to share their stories, memories, photographs and other artefacts. Pupils from local schools will create embroidered postcards to commemorate the sacrifices given by soldiers. There will be a number of sharing days in the Borough of Broxbourne, through December to February, for people to come and tell their stories. The Broxbourne: We Will Remember Them display will start touring from the end of February 2019.