THE renovation of the Enniskillen Castle complex is nearing completion and is set to be open on August 25th.
The renovation includes the restoration and refurbishment of four existing buildings within the Castle complex. This renovation will allow the Enniskillen museum to present more collections that would not have been possible due to space restraints.
“We are all really pleased with the developments, the new building is taking shape now. At the minute, we still have a lot of work to do in regards installing all of the displays and adding new artifacts. Before we had a derelict corner of the site which has now been transformed into a space we can use. It is really bringing out collections and peoples personal stories which we did not have the space for.” said Sarah McHugh, manager of the museum.
In addition to the renovations, the visitor centre is also being relocated from the centre of the town to the Enniskillen castle. The visitor centre which is currently located beside the bus stop in Enniskillen will move to a new state of the art building at the front of the castle. The genealogy centre will return to the castle once the renovations are complete.
“The tourism office relocating to the castle will give people the opportunity to come down and use the castle. The public can come get advice, find out more about their history and other landmarks that are available in the area. It is really going to promote heritage. We are all really looking forward to the opening of the museum, and can not wait for it to be finished.” said Sarah.
The newly renovated castle is set to be open by August 25th in the hope of providing tourists and the people of Fermanagh with top class tourism, heritage and genealogy resources.
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