Preparing for winter at Tiverton Museum
23 July 2018
Tiverton Museum is celebrating as the museum’s heating has been upgraded thanks to a grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The museum has been working closely with two local firms, NJT Plumbing and Heating Ltd who have replaced the museum’s obsolete boilers, and Colman Building Contractors who have installed insulation throughout the museum’s attics. This work will significantly reduce the museum’s carbon footprint by approximately 25%.
This project has been possible thanks to Viridor Credits, which contributed £17,795. Further donations from the Swire Charitable Trust, the Sir John and Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust and from a museum supporter meant that the full project costs were covered.
Pippa Griffith, Museum Director, says ‘This has been a vital project for the museum. We were very concerned that our obsolete boilers would fail and we would be forced to significantly reduce our winter opening hours. How, the museum will be a warmer, more pleasant environment benefitting our volunteers, visitors and the collections. Both Neil and his team and NJT Plumbing and Heating, and Ben and his team at Colman Building Contractors, have been incredibly helpful and efficient in delivering the work needed for this project. As a registered charity operating on very limited funds, we struggle to find the fund to maintain our Grade II listed building. Financial support such as this enables us to secure the future of the museum as a popular community resource and repository of local heritage.’