Buckley Museum re-opens
Following a significant redevelopment, Buckley Museum was formally re-opened
this week by Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Organisational
Change, Ian Bancroft.
Those present at the ceremony included Liz Stewart from National Museums
Liverpool which houses many artefacts from the Buckley area. The Museum works
closely with Buckley Museum to ensure that it is a “living museum” with an
Paul Davies from the Buckley Society spoke about the sessions run by the
society at the museum for young and old alike – bringing memories to life and
educating the young residents about their heritage.
Also present were members of Buckley Town Council, Flintshire County Council
and the Board of the new Leisure and Libraries Company, Aura.
Ian Bancroft said:
“Buckley Sharing Treasures was funded by Welsh Government and the Heritage
Lottery Fund and has completely raised the standards of the museum enabling
objects to be lent from National Museums Liverpool.”
Situated on the upper floor of Buckley Library, displays look at the industrial
past of the area. There is particular emphasis on Buckley pottery production.
Visitors can see highlights from the Martin Harrison collection of Buckley
ceramics. The exhibition also looks at the Buckley Jubilee and the “infamous”
The museum is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm and Saturday 9.30 – 12.30pm.
Admission is free.
Pictured: John Hatton Director of Aura Board, Liz Stewart from Liverpool
Museums, FCCs Ian Bancroft, Sophie Fish - Museums Officer, Kate Leonard - Aura
Libraries development Manager, Cllr Arnold Wolley and Paul Davies Buckley