KESWICK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery was designed by Thomas Hodgson in the Arts & Crafts style, and opened in 1898. Mosedale Gillatt Architects led a comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the existing museum gallery and education spaces, whilst creating a new entrance and cafe. The experience for the visitor is now one which is filled with light, blending the old and new spaces and providing strong visual links to the surrounding fells.
This £2m NLHF project transformed the entrance with improved visibility and accessibility, helping to bring the exhibition ‘ to the street’, and allowed gallery spaces to be refurbished to MLA standards, incorporating environmental controls and security considerations.
‘(The) Project Director … was consistently involved from day one and ensured excellent communication and understanding to us as a client, the stakeholders and the historic building and museum professionals involved’ Allerdale Borough Council
Photo credit - Keswick Museum and Art Gallery (image 2)
Allerdale Borough Council
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SHORTLISTED - RICS Awards
WINNER - Cumbrian Life Culture Awards
(Museum of the Year)
WINNER - Cumbria Tourism Awards
(Best Small Visitor Attraction)