With an overall contract value of £1.65 million and two phases of roof repairs, which are now complete; the main alteration and interpretation works have now started on site, and are due to be completed for a summer 2018 opening. The works of this HLF funded project will re-vitalise this significant historic building, which is situated in the heart of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
The Guildhall will be used to tell the many stories of the history of the town, and showcase the various past uses of the building. Forming an engaging and stimulating experience for the user. This will incorporate exhibitions of the Towns extensive and impressive collections and artefacts. The WWII Operations room, which is a unique survivor from the war is to become a fully immersive Audio Visual experience of the space, bringing it’s past back to life. The building works will create new visitor facilities and an education space, along with catering facilities, further broadening the buildings use. Enabling the accommodation of functions and weddings, in addition to its museum exhibitions. The result will be a building equipped as a true multi-functional facility and visitor attraction.