Art Fund Prize Special Event: Sudbury High Tea at the National Trust Museum of Childhood

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To celebrate their nomination for The Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries, curators at the National Trust Museum of Childhood are inviting members and their friends to a special afternoon tea and private tour of the museum from 5.30pm on Wednesday 2 April.

The Museum, which is situated in the 19th-century servant’s wing of Sudbury Hall, closed at the end of October 2006 and since then ambitious work has been taking place to create fantastic new galleries and improved visitor facilities. The Museum’s reopening at the end of last was quickly followed by it having reached longlist stage of the UK’s largest single arts prize, The Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries.

Meet at 5.30pm for Sudbury High Tea in the Coach House Tea Rooms, followed by an exploration of the Museum of Childhood with staff who were involved in this huge project with an opportunity to discuss informally the conservation issues surrounding its revitalisation.

At 7.30pm, Sue Fraser, Documentation Assistant will give a short talk about the ‘Making of the new Museum’ with a short film screening about the process of redevelopment.

For anyone wanting a tour around Sudbury Hall prior to the main visit, ensure you arrive at the Hall for 4pm. After a one-hour visit of the interior there will time for a short stroll in the gardens prior to joining the main group for tea at 5.30pm.

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Entry details

This special event is a marvellous opportunity introduce a friend to The Art Fund. Tickets are 12 but members can bring one non-member guest free of charge. Apply to Louise Potter, on 01298 24151.

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