WARRINGTON Museum and Warrington Library are set to close for six months and temporarily relocate to Golden Square Shopping Centre.
Urgent repairs required to the grade two-listed building’s roof will require the premises to shut for much of the remainder of 2021, if not the entirety.
As a result of the £360,000 ‘essential restoration’ – a six-month project which is due to start in June, subject to official confirmation of the chosen contractor during May’s Warrington Borough Council cabinet meeting – a temporary museum and library will open in the retail heart of the town centre.
This ‘pop up’ site will be located in the former USC store in the Mall, the unit neighbouring Waterstones.
Culture Warrington and Livewire – which operate Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and the town’s libraries – described the site as the ‘perfect location to connect town centre visitors with Warrington’s unique historical and cultural offer’.
Managing director Emma Hutchinson said: “The care of our iconic building is of utmost importance to…