William and Kate are not the only royals in the news at the moment, and not the only ones having money invested in them. Renovations were just completed to the Guildhall by Windsor and Maidenhead Council, the Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum’s appeal and the developer’s contributions. In total, Windsor and Maidenhead Council contributed a £500,000 investment and the developers contributed just over £250,000.
What will they get on their investment? The new museum will welcome visitors to see the room where Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles and were Elton John had his civil partnership with David Furnish. This room will be open to the public for the first time since 2005.
Renovations at Work
The renovations took five months of work to transform the 17th century Grade I-listed Guildhall into the new museum setting. It will also feature exhibits including everything from a mammoth’s tusk to an Anglo-Saxon comb.
Long Held Dream
The museum has been described as a long-held dream by the Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum. They have long wanted a permanent location for the borough’s local history collection. Many items from the borough’s 6500 strong collection will be on display at the museum, including a bust of the Hawker Hurricane that was designed by Sir Sydney Camm.