Boris Johnson To Open Wandsworth Museum
A regional community museum celebrating the social & cultural history of Wandsworth
Wandsworth Museum will be officially opened by Mr. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport at a launch event at noon on the 1st of September, doors will open to the public on September 3rd.
Andrew Leitch, Chief Executive of Wandsworth Museum said:
As well as offering gallery and exhibition spaces, an impressive audio history archive, a research library, archive, community spaces, public gardens and a cafe, the new museum has a dedicated Learning Centre and education team to help Wandsworth schoolchildren explore the rich history of the region from the Ice Age to the present day and beyond.
Andrew Leitch added:
Locals will be encouraged to donate and bequeath to the museum, photographs and personal items representing an important part of Wandsworth’s human story.
“Historical artefacts – whether they are the fossil of a woolly mammoth found at Battersea Power Station; a piece of stone from Battersea Baths, a chieftain’s shield discovered in the river at Battersea Bridge or a personal letter sent from the Somme from a soldier to his mother in Wandsworth – they all represent human striving and the day-to-day dreams of people’s lives that would otherwise be buried or lost. It is a testament to the courage and endurance of the people of Wandsworth.”
August 25, 2010