Memories of Red House to be boxed up

MEMORIES from a recently-closed museum in North Kirklees are set to live on.

Plans have been put forward to compile a ‘Museum in a Box’ featuring artefacts from Red House and the wider Spen Valley.

This would join a range of 12 other boxes on different topics which can be borrowed for free from Kirklees Museums Services.

Each box contains around 20 multi-sensory objects which are designed to stimulate conversation.

A meeting will be held at Oakwell Hall on Tuesday (January 24) at 2pm, where people will be able to learn more about the Museum in a Box scheme.

Meanwhile the Friends of Red House group, which has  worked to promote and save the museum for the past four years, has officially disbanded.

Jacqueline Ryder, chairman of the group, said: “It is a very sad time for the Friends.

“Since we were set up four years ago we have contributed over 1,000 hours to helping the staff ensure visitors enjoy memorable times at Red House.

“Our thoughts are with the staff, who are facing an uncertain future as their work is re-organised and some may have to consider redundancy.”

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