A large amount of re-development is taking place in Tameside, part of which temporarily affects the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. New Council Offices are being built on what was the public car park and the existing Council Offices, circa 1950s, are to be demolished. The building to be demolished has a number of access points into the Town Hall, where the collection is located, all of which have to be permanently sealed.
During this disruption there will be no public access into the Town Hall and the Museum will have to be closed until the work is completed. This means that the Museum will close on 23rd May and is likely to remain closed until February 2016. Garry Smith, the Curator, will be available on his email or telephone 0161 343 2878.
This will be of great disappointment to our many visitors but the archive collection, housed in the nearby Local Studies Library will continue to be available for research purposes.