Midhurst Museum moves into the 21st century

Left Chris Till, master of the Midhurst Lodge of Freemasons with Peter Nightingale, chairman of the Midhurst Museum Association
Left Chris Till, master of the Midhurst Lodge of Freemasons with Peter Nightingale, chairman of the Midhurst Museum Association

MIDHURST Museum may be one of the smallest in the country but its got some of the most up-to-date equipment.

Thanks to a donation from the Midhurst Lodge of Freemasons it now has an electronic screen to give visitors all the latest information.

And on Friday master of the Lodge Chris Till took time out to visit the museum in Knockhundred Row and see the new screen in action.

Chairman of the museum association Peter Nightingale told the Observer: “Chris was the driving force behind us getting this new equipment. He wanted to support us in some way and asked us what we would like.

“Association members felt a screen would be a brilliant addition to the museum and we were able to buy it with the donation.”

Mr Nightingale said the new screen was left running 24 hours a day so that even when the museum was closed displays of past exhibitions were on show all the time and could be seen through the window.

It is operated through a memory stick loaded with pictures of all the past exhibitions at the museum as well as some of the important moments celebrated there.

These include the visit of Henry Friend, who was the 1000th visitor to the museum last year.