Arts & Culture

Maryhill Museum to ‘advance local access to facilities in arts, heritage and culture’

By Ian Marland at

A call has gone out for people to get involved in a new heritage project – Maryhill Museum.

The collection would be housed at Maryhill Burgh Halls.

Local charities, community groups, history groups, clubs and societies would contribute displays and stories.

Maryhill Museum

Collections: Local groups would contribute to the story of the burgh.

The trust that runs the halls says a museum would “safeguard and celebrate Maryhill’s history”.

It would also provide somewhere for volunteers – or ‘ambassadors’ – to engage in exciting ideas, train in new skills and build confidence.

A Facebook post reads: “Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is committed to collecting and making accessible the history of the Burgh Halls and Maryhill area.

“After six years of public events and building up the Trust’s heritage collections, the Trust aims to take the next step in sharing local history by establishing the Maryhill Museum.

“The museum will be a place to share our local history collection and offer opportunities for community displays.

“Maryhill Museum will advance local access to facilities in arts, heritage and culture and engage with the local and wider community to safeguard and celebrate Maryhill’s history.”

OPPORTUNITIES

The Trusts says it would love to hear from local people in the community and surrounding areas.

It lists the opportunities the project will bring those who get involved.

* Meet four times a year with like-minded people in either our families panel, young people’s panel (16-24) or community panel (25+)

* Have your say in an exciting new local project by participating in a series of workshops

* Develop heritage industry skills

* Improve your confidence and communication skills

* Free invitation to special museum events

* Receive special offers at our onsite Spoon Cafe

The Trust says: “Are you local to Maryhill or the surrounding area and interested in getting involved in an exciting new heritage and culture project?

“Become an ambassador for the Maryhill Museum and have your say in the development of a new local museum.”

Local community projects and groups are invited to use the museum to share their stories.

If you’d like to find out more or get involved in any of the opportunities above please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager.