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Hove Engineerium restoration work begins

The Argus: Hove Engineerium restoration work begins Hove Engineerium restoration work begins

Work has begun revamping the British Engineerium, the industrial museum in the heart of Hove.

The buildings were built between 1865 and 1876 and originally provided water to Brighton and Hove via giant steam pumps.

The collection closed in 1952 but reopened again in the 1970s when it was transformed into a museum and exhibition hall.

In 2006 it closed, and was bought at auction by Brighton property developer Mike Holland, who drew up grand plans to restore it to its former glory. 

Work was delayed last year after fears were raised about the safety of badgers on the site.

It will be holding an open day on Sunday October 28, from 11am until 4pm so people can see how the renovations are coming along.

Admission will be £5 for adults and £3 for under-14s. Children in pushchairs are free. All money raised goes towards the British Engineerium Trust and the continued renovations.

The pump house and engine will be under full steam so you will be able to view the Victorian machinery as it was working over one and a half centuries ago.

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2:06pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Morpheus says...

Great news.
Great news. Morpheus
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3:34pm Mon 8 Oct 12

billy goat-gruff says...

about time too! badgers, indeed...
about time too! badgers, indeed... billy goat-gruff
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8:17am Tue 9 Oct 12

Brightonian in Germany says...

I agree good news. Something positive to read about. When one considers how much has been torn down in Brighton & Hove in the past 30 years & replaced with concrete monstrosities. A lot of history has been lost.

@ billy goat-gruff, yes Badgers have a right to live & with a little gumption & commonsense the so called problem can be solved. I am not talking about culling either!
I agree good news. Something positive to read about. When one considers how much has been torn down in Brighton & Hove in the past 30 years & replaced with concrete monstrosities. A lot of history has been lost. @ billy goat-gruff, yes Badgers have a right to live & with a little gumption & commonsense the so called problem can be solved. I am not talking about culling either! Brightonian in Germany
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