Amesbury’s History Centre is a step closer to opening after the charity that will run it were given the keys to the building.
In a short ‘lease signing’ ceremony at the new building the mayor of Amesbury presented the keys to Christina Gane and Norman Parker of Amesbury History Centre CIO, on behalf of Amesbury Town Council.
The building, located on Church Street at the site of the former Mellor Hall, was paid for by Amesbury Town Council using S106 monies from local housing developers and was completed last year after a two year build.
At the ceremony, Amesbury’s mayor, Cllr Damian Kuczera, thanked those that had been involved with the project over its 13-year history and said that this “important milestone” was now the start of what will be an exciting journey for the CIO, turning the empty building into a leading tourist destination, which will “benefit the town in so many ways”.
Christina, from the Amesbury History Centre CIO, went on to say that they expected the building’s café to be opened ‘within weeks’, with a small display to follow, while the trust develops the museum space upstairs which will take more time.