Goole Library and Museum in Carlisle Street, Goole, will be celebrating opening to the public exactly 50 years ago on Tuesday, 20 November, and they will be hosting a party!
The fun will start at 10am, and there will be prizes, games, a quiz, refreshments, and of course a birthday cake!
Members of the Castaway group will be singing Happy Birthday, and Kate Sweeting of BBC Look North will be reading a children’s story.
There will also be a prize quiz with 50 questions about Goole, including the library and museum. The answers can be found in the building, but participants will have to search to find them.
To celebrate the anniversary, the building has been given a new look, with new window graphics as visitors approach the building from the Clocktower roundabout. Objects from the museum collection were used in the design, and it is hoped that improving the visibility of the museum will encourage new visitors.
Museum curator Debbie Hardy said: “We have lots of regular visitors, but it has been a longstanding issue that some visitors to the library just didn’t realise that there is a museum on the first floor. Even some long term residents of Goole didn’t know we were here. We have been in the same building for 50 years, so it is great to get this signage up just before our 50th anniversary celebrations on 20 November.
“If you haven’t visited us before, or haven’t popped in for a long time, come along from 10am and join in the party.
“If you can’t make it that day, we have six new exhibitions a year and a permanent gallery that tells the story of Goole. Kids are welcome, and we even have things for the very young to do. This is a fantastic, free community museum, and it belongs to everyone.”
The museum is open : Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Closed for lunch 12 noon to 12.30pm (Wednesdays 1.30 to 2pm).
More details are atwww.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/goole-museum/#
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