July saw Devon Contractors begin work on the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon’s much anticipated Long Bridge Wing extension.

The extension will provide new gallery spaces to showcase the museum’s large social history collection, a new education room, storage and work rooms and reception area with shop. A new lift will enable improved access to all areas of the museum.

The project, which is partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is expected to see the museum reopen in summer 2019.