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Community / Museum’s revolving door set to be fixed – years after breaking down

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THERE are hopes that the broken revolving entrance door at the Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick may finally be fixed soon.

An alternative side door has been used for entry since the fault was found in 2020.

But thanks to funding from Shetland Charitable Trust’s capital grants scheme work is expected to get underway soon.

Shetland Amenity Trust’s Sandy Middleton said: “The new door has been on order for many months but when the contractors visited in the early summer they felt it would be inappropriate to start works when the building was so busy. 

“As such we agreed to delay works until after Shetland Wool Week was finished.”

Middleton said the the trust hopes to be “welcoming visitors through the new door soon”.

Last year the trust said given the high cost of repair alternative options were being explored. 

Meanwhile there is also a plan to install a partition wall and sliding door inside the museum entrance.

“This will help us to better regulate the environmental conditions in the museum which is important for care of the artefacts,” Middleton said. “It is also in preparation for replacement of the main external door in the coming months.”

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