Museum throws open its doors


Come to the East Street museum on Saturday morning, March 28 from 10:30 for refreshments and to celebrate the reopening at weekends. Also check out the new offerings at the book stall where a special feature will be books for your children and grandchildren, thanks to a generous donation of an entire collection.

The coffee morning signals the opening of summer season hours at the East Street site, which will remain open to the public that afternoon and on the following day (Sunday March 29), then for three days the following weekend (Friday – Sunday April 3-5) and thereafter each Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. The Ypres Tower of course is open every day throughout the year.

The museum plans to build on the great success of last year’s April – October season at East Street when, thanks to a stop-and-look banner and free admission — and wonderful volunteer stewards — we attracted over 8,000 visitors to our second site. That meant a whopping increase in visitor numbers compared to the same period the previous year of more than 600 per cent.