By Briana Millett
A campaign to reinvent Christchurch’s electricity museum has received a flicker of hope today.
The museum was closed by its owners, Scottish and Southern Energy, last December, due to a lack of funding to make necessary repairs to the building to meet visitors needs. The disabled access to the museum needed extensive work and the building was closed indefinitely.
Since then a campaign has been started to reopen the popular tourist site, and today representatives from Scottish and Southern Energy met with Christchurch’s Mayor, Cll Peter Hall, to discuss the museum’s future.
Cllr Hall called it a “constructive meeting” and said: “The light may have gone out on the Museum of Electricity but I was encouraged that a new, brighter light may be on the horizon.”
There is a chance the museum could re-open as an educational resource, Cllr Hall said: “I know how vitally important it is to have real life examples in order to engage children.
“There are so many marvellous examples in the museum that demonstrate in minutes what would take days to teach in a conventional classroom.”