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Shedding new light on history

At last the 'Big Boys Shed' has new lighting installed! Along with the amazing efforts of our Museum Director, Museum Manager and the stalwart team of volunteers who have been moving the vehicles around, this means that visitors can see right into the corners of this vast shed for the first time.

Moving the huge bulldozers, trucks, farm machinery and assorted piles of vehicle parts has been a mammoth task akin to playing a giant game of Tetris. It has taken months to achieve, and is nearing completion. Pathways have been created so that visitors can move around the vehicles, and the vehicles have been arranged and grouped together to show more of the chronological developments in makes and models.

A huge thank you to everyone for their time and effort in making this huge improvement to the shed. We would also like to thank Cowleys Hire Centre for the hire of the 'Z' lifter - which we were quite reluctant to give back!

So if you haven't visited the mueum for a while, why not while away a wintery afternoon and take in the sights in the Big Boys Shed!