We reported in our March 2015 newsletter about the planned closure of Bromley Museum and the sale of the Priory buildings in Orpington. Although LB Bromley acknowledge that the museum contains important collections, we understand that the intention is still to close the Museum which will include the loss of professional staff. To compensate for the loss of this important heritage asset to Bromley, there will instead be a small display of exhibits in Bromley central library.
Bromley Civic Society supports a strong and professionally resourced museum for Bromley that reflects the important heritage contribution that the Borough makes to London. This aspiration is not met by the council’s proposal for a small display in the central library.
Claire Madge, who until recently worked as a volunteer in the Priory Museum, has written a blog revealing her thoughts about this issue. You can read Claire’s blog here.