Constantine Heritage Collection becomes village museum

The Constantine Heritage Collection, housed in the Tolmen Centre, has been renamed as Constantine Museum.

The management committee is behind the idea, which has been agreed by the body that oversees the running of the collection, the community operated Constantine Enterprise Company.

It comes after the management team felt that “Heritage Collection” did not show clearly enough the purpose of the building.

The previous name has been in use since the museum’s opening in 2005 but soon new signs depicting the museum’s logo, based on the Celtic cross at High Cross, will be up.

The museum will celebrate with the opening of a World War One commemorative exhibition entitled “Constantine circa 1914” on June 2.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience through photographs from the collection what life in Constantine was like prior to the onset of war in August 1914.

The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Museum (DCLI) in Bodmin will be loaning much of the exhibition, with a display of artefacts for the first two weeks. Then from June 14 until the end of August Constantine Museum will display its own collection of WW1 artefacts to accompany the photographs.

Entry to the museum is free. It is open Monday noon to 3.30pm, Tuesday 10am to noon, Wednesday 10am to 4pm and Thursday 10am to 2pm.

The museum is keen to recruit volunteers to the existing team.

No experience is necessary as training can be provided.

Anyone interested in cataloguing artefacts, photographs, or the archives, conserving the collection or stewarding can call 01326 250604 or, email dj.garman@btinternet.com .

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