Re-opening of March Museum postponed after builders discover more structural damage and 'appalling' brickwork

March Museum will be closed for longer than expected due to

March Museum will be closed for longer than expected due to "structural problems."

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March Museum will be re-opened later than expected after more structural problems were discovered inside.

More structural damage has been found at March Museum, meaning its re-opening has been postponed. PHOTO: March MuseumMore structural damage has been found at March Museum, meaning its re-opening has been postponed. PHOTO: March Museum

The museum on High Street has been closed so builders can carry out repairs but, after another inspection, it was discovered that the damage was more severe than previously anticipated.

Peter Wright, of March Museum, said: “When the builders cut back the plaster they found that the West Room had been extended many years ago and there is no record - that we know of - of this extension taking place.

“The attempt to key the extension into the existing building is woeful.

“Following this discovery, other minor cracks in the West Room walls have been investigated and some appalling brickwork has been revealed and further remedial work undertaken.

“It was hoped we would re-open on Saturday April 15 but this is not at all likely.”

The museum will now re-open on Sunday April 23 for St George’s Fayre.

The museum’s monthly meeting in St. Peter’s church hall is unaffected and will take place on on April 21 at 7.30pm.

Peter Wright of the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust will talk about the ‘Racehorses of the East Coast Railway.’

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