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High House Chapel Restoration Crowdfunding Campaign

March 15 2021

Today, we launched our first crowdfunding campaign to help raise money towards the costs of restoration works on the windows of High House Chapel. 

New Interpretation Plan

January 1st 2021

A wonderful Christmas present! The "Interpretation Plan" for our proposed "Weardale Heritage Centre" has been received from Headland Design Associates. We are most grateful to the North East Local Economic Partnership who awarded us "Kick Start" funding to commission this work. 

Weardale Museum Purchases High House Chapel

April 15th 2020

In March 2018 the Museum received the devastating news that High House Chapel would close and the Museum would need to seek new premises. After a year of stress and uncertainty " The Trustees of the Weardale Museum agreed in principle to explore the possibility of purchasing High House Chapel from The Methodist Church”.

This is a huge decision for the Museum but it provides the opportunity to expand physically and to recruit many new followers who are keen to help to preserve the Historic Chapel.

Frosterley Marble Font to Come to the Museum

February 3rd 2020

The Weardale Museum is in discussions with the diocese to bring the Frosterley Marble font from St Michael of All Angels Church to High House Chapel.

High House Chapel Latest

May 15th 2019

The Weardale Museum is currently in negotiations with the Methodist Church to buy High House Chapel, carry out repairs and renovations and create a heritage and evens centre for Upper Weardale.

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