Details of the postponed opening of the Museum are set out below. There is still snow on the ground this morning but the forecast is for milder weather.
"As we celebrate our 50th year at Crich I have to inform you that snow has delayed the start of the new season. The museum took the opportunity to replace old track at Wakebridge over the winter period but the work which was on schedule, has been interrupted by the recent heavy snow falls and freezing conditions.
As you will be aware, Crich is located over 1,000 ft above sea level. So, while rest of the county is thawing, the museum is still sitting under a blanket of deep snow. With freezing temperatures for the next few days, it looks unlikely that it will clear in time to enable the completion of the trackwork etc., to facilitate our opening to the public over half term week. The museum was due to open from the 14th - 22nd of February. It will now be decided in the middle of next week, whether to open for the weekend on Saturday 21st. February.
I attach a link to the local TV news, where you can see Glynn Wilton, our Curator and Laura Greaves from our Assistant Marketing Manager explaining the position along with ‘guest’ appearances from other members of staff.