The Gravesham council pledges to bring a museum back to the borough with a pledge by council leader Cllr John Cubitt to find a site for a museum in Gravesend by the end of his four year administration.
In an exclusive interview with the Gravesend Messenger Cllr Cubitt said the council had been in discussion with a number of local historians and heritage enthusiasts about how to tackle the project. There are rumours, among some local historians, that hidden away in private collections or even in storage warehouses owned by the council there are hordes of precious historical artefacts all with links to the town. Now plans for a museum are beginning to take shape there are hopes that never seen before objects could be brought into the public eye.
Cllr Cubitt said:
“We’ve got plenty of artefacts to put into the museum. There are a number of local people that would be looking for us to take on their collections. I think the big question is where and what form it would take. It might take the form of having a permanent base or having an exhibition that moves around the borough. It could spend some time in the Old Town Hall, if we’re able to negotiate with the county, or we could have exhibits in the Blake Gallery or in the library.”