Flecky Bennett Productions is back on 23 November!
Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visit
Flecky Bennett Productions is back on 23 November!
One of our recent school visitors has shared these wonderful photos with us following their visit. We love sharing the shelters with the next generation!
Have you heard of Heritage Open Days? Every September buildings throw their doors open for free activities and behind the scenes tours. This year the theme is Creativity Unwrapped and there are soooo many things happening in Stockport Town of Culture at our museums and beyond.
Search for events here: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/advanced-search
We were delighted to receive a generous donation from our friends at Denton Hats recently. They were kind enough to send us some hats to use in our Evacuees Experience session for schools so that there are lots of interesting wartime style hats for school visitors to try on. We think Warden Marshall looks very dashing modelling one of them!
COME WORK WITH US!
Are you experienced, reliable and creative, with excellent customer service and organisational skills?
Stockport Museums are currently looking to recruit x 8 Museums Assistants to work on the learning team and in visitor services to welcome visitors, answer enquiries, handle bookings, retail sales and other financial transactions. You should be confident delivering activities, demonstrations, and tours.
There are x 4 roles in visitor services – two at Bramall Hall and two at town centre sites.
There are x 4 roles in learning – all based at our town centre sites.
Vacancies are advertised on Greater Jobs use this link for further details: https://orlo.uk/HNr7h
All roles are part-time, permanent. The closing date is: Sunday 25 September.
Stockport Museums’ six sites; Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall, Hat Works, Stockport Museum, Staircase House and The War Memorial Art Gallery will all be closed on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays; Thursday 2 & Friday 3 June. We are open as usual from Saturday 4 June.
Information and tickets are available from our online ticket office https://orlo.uk/26L84
All Stockport Museums sites will be closed on the Good Friday Bank Holiday, 15 April. We are open as normal during the rest of the Easter Holidays. There are some fantastic activities on offer for all ages. For full details of our opening hours and to book your admission tickets please head to our online ticket office: https://orlo.uk/lxWOP
THE PLACE THAT MAKES ITSELF – COULD YOU HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CULTURE STOCKPORT?
Culture Stockport wants to develop new links with agencies, groups and people to give the cultural sector in Stockport a voice.
Culture Stockport, a partnership of local cultural organisations and individuals, supported by Stockport Council, has been formed to nurture and champion the work of the sector and promote the Borough as a flourishing, creative place. Working in partnership with cultural practitioners and individuals, the network aims to build momentum to ensure that we create optimum conditions for culture to thrive in the town.
One Stockport had a chat with NK Theatre Art’s Darren Stannage. Darren is championing Culture Stockport and explains more in this video:
Do You Want to Be Involved in Shaping Stockport’s Cultural Offer?Culture Stockport, a partnership of local cultural organisations and individuals, supported ...
Remembrance in Stockport 2021
Commemorative services and events are taking place across the borough on Armistice Day (Thursday 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 14 November).
Stockport Air Raid Shelters will be offering free admission to serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families on Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November and Remembrance, Sunday 14 November. If you qualify and would like to book a visit, please e-mail Stockport Air Raid Shelters on [email protected]
For more information on the Stockport programme visit:
It was brilliant to welcome Year 6 from Stockport Grammar School at the Air Raid Shelters, what great evacuees you made! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.
Come and work with us! Stockport Museums Service operate Stockport Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall, Hat Works, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Staircase House and Stockport Museum.
There are currently 7 x Museums Assistant vacancies available (part-time, permanent, Scale 3 £19,312 - £19,698 pro rata). View the adverts on greater.jobs here:
📣 Various roles (1 x 11.25hrs per week, 1 x 13.5hrs per week, 3 x 18hrs per week, 1 x 22.5hrs per week https://orlo.uk/jobs_kYnG3
📣 Weekend role (1 x 13.5hrs per week)
The deadline is 11.59pm 22nd Sep 2021.
Fabulous outdoor picnic style theatre event for all the family at our wonderful sister site, Bramall Hall this evening. There are still a few tickets left if you want to join in the fun!
We're delighted to announce that Stockport Air Raid Shelters have been voted the Best Museum Day Out across Stockport - thank you to Going Out Awards and to everyone who voted for our unique museum!
If you want to experience it for yourself, you can book tickets here: https://orlo.uk/bQZRC
Stockport Council One Stockport
Even though government restrictions are being eased from today, 19th July, we continue to live with the pandemic virus.
Stockport Museums have therefore opted to take a cautious and gradual approach to the easing of restrictions.
Our museums are unique spaces with some small, confined and enclosed areas.
We therefore kindly request that visitors continue to book their tickets in advance online so that we can control numbers. A limited number of walk up tickets will also be available each day.
We will also continue to operate a one-way system around our buildings. We are encouraging all staff and visitors to wear a mask when inside and to continue to socially distance wherever possible. We are leaving all hand sanitising stations in place and we will continue with an enhanced cleaning regime for the time being.
Tickets are available from our online box office: https://stockport-museums.arttickets.org.uk/
A last gentle reminder that the Stockport2020 exhibition launch event is tonight at 7pm online (via Zoom). Book your free tickets on Eventbrite for an hour of Stockport creativity - poetry, music, and discussion - produced during a year like no other. http://orlo.uk/SPT2020_eble0
You'll get an email with the log-in information a couple of hours before the event starts.
If you've already booked your place, let us know in the Facebook event page! http://orlo.uk/sNF61
We are very excited to re-open, it's not long now.
STOCKPORT MUSEUMS UPDATE
We are very happy to be able to announce the re-opening of Bramall Hall, Stockport Air Raid Shelters and Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th May 2021.
The safety of staff and visitors is a priority, so measures have been put in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all including; reduced visitor numbers, one way systems through our buildings, hand sanitising stations and we are asking all of our visitors to book tickets in advance with a set time for entry.
A new online ticket office will go live next week.
You will be able to access the ticket office and further information about your visit on the website very soon. www.stockport.gov.uk/museums
We so look forward to welcoming you back!
We are out of office! We won't be monitoring our social media channels between now - 4th January, although some posts are scheduled to go out. If you contact us please note we might not be able to get back to you. Thanks for your support! All the best, Stockport Museums.
UPDATE - STOCKPORT MUSEUMS - LOCK DOWN
In line with the current LOCK DOWN restrictions, the council's museums (Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall, Chadkirk Chapel, Hat Works, Staircase House, Stockport Museum and Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery) remain closed to the public for general admissions and school visits until further notice.
While we’re closed you can follow us on social media or by visiting our website: www.stockport.gov.uk/museums
Thank you for your continued support. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
The Stockport Museums Team
Stockport Museums are delighted to be able to announce the re-opening of Bramall Hall and Stockport Air Raid Shelters from Thursday 6th August 2020.
The safety of staff and visitors is a priority, so new measures have been put in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit including; enhanced cleaning, limiting the numbers of visitors in the venue at any one time and asking visitors to pre-book tickets with a set start time for their visit.
A new online ticket box office will go live later on this week. You will be able to access the box office and further information about your visit on the website very soon www.stockport.gov.uk/museums
We look forward to welcoming you back!
Help us record 2020 - an extraordinary year which will be remembered for so many reasons. Thank you!
With the pandemic already making history this year, Stockport Museums and Archives want to record the history of 2020 and are working together to collect items to document your year so far🤝🗂️
With your help we can create something special for Stockport👇
Following the Government easing of lockdown, work has started to prepare the borough’s museums for reopening. Safety is our priority and each site will undergo a full safety inspection prior to opening.
We will also introduce a new ticketing system that is compatible with the governments new track and trace requirements.
We are aiming to start a phased reopening of Stockport Museum sites in August.
We will keep you updated on our progress via our website http://www.stockport.gov.uk/museums as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
We can’t wait to welcome you back!
VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY
To mark 75 years since the end of the Second World War, we have created a short film showing scenes of how this day was celebrated in Stockport in 1945.
On the evening of the 7th of May following Germany’s unconditional surrender earlier in the day, radio programmes were interrupted to announce that the 8th of May would be a National Holiday – Victory in Europe Day.
There was an outpouring of national joy and relief enjoyed on this day throughout the country. In celebration, people took to the streets in the cities and street parties with tables and bunting decorated neighbourhoods everywhere.
On VE Day 75 years later, we remember this conflict, we celebrate its end and we honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation.
If you are in Stockport, have a look out for our very own 'Tommy in the window to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day!
Why not show your support during the commemorations for VE Day on Fri 8th May by having a Tommy in the Window sticker. You can find out more information on how to purchase yours at the link below:
On Fri 8th May 2020 we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation. Watch this space for further information on how Stockport will be commemorating this VE Day 75th Anniversary.
The British Legion have put together some events and activities for people to take part in so please take a look at the information here 👇
The Legion will sadly not continue with plans to facilitate attendance for members of the Second World War generation at national events in London to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
With effect from 5pm Wednesday 18th March, all of Stockport Council’s Museums (Air Raid Shelters, Bramall Hall, Chadkirk Chapel, Hat Works, Staircase House, Stockport Museum and Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery) are closed to the public and schools until further notice.
Check out Totally Stockport's visit to the Air Raid Shelters!!! Have you been yet? 😁
Happily we can now confirm
as of 12.22pm that the Air Raid Shelters are back up and running as normal! We are open until 5pm today with the last tour being at 4pm!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the Air Raid Shelters are closed today Saturday 4th January and Sunday 5th January 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Wishing all our followers and visitors a very Happy New Year!
Thinking of visiting us over the Christmas Holidays? Check out our Opening Hours here!
'We are sorry, but due to staff training on Tuesday 10th December, Stockport Air Raid Shelters, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Stockport Museum, Staircase House and Hat Works will close to the public at 3.15pm. We apologise for any inconvenience’.
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Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's.
Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war. Visitors can learn about the experiences from the displays in the tunnels and from the state of the art audio-guides. You can also to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop.
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