In March 2015 we won the bidding for the London Lighthouse in Notting Hill. In order to take over the new building, our sponsors had to sell the current location.
The Museum took possession of Lancaster Road on 26th June, we closed at Colville Road on 5th July and now have to be out by 31st July! This presents us with a significant challenge.
The Museum is an independent educational charity, we largely run on admissions and venue hire so a period of closure means none of our regular income streams.
We are fundraising for the move but it’s important that we keep the period of closure as short as possible. Many people we’ve spoken to from other Museums who’ve shared similar experiences have told varying stories on the stress and delays of a move. I don’t doubt we’ll face our fair share of challenges.
In our three months of closure we’re not only renovating the new premises, but we’re moving the 12,000 items in our current location and adding more to the displays.
We’re set to reopen in October and we hope to see you there.