Heath Robinson Museum holds Father’s Day fundraising event

Artist impression of the new museum expansion

Artist impression of the new museum expansion

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Dads and granddads were invited to a Father’s Day craft event in support of a museum's expansion.

The Jigsaw Nursery in Pinner held the event to mark Father’s Day and to raise money for the Heath Robinson Museum Trust project.

The nursery’s play area was tuned into a building site where children and their dads made and painted their own bricks using recycled boxes.

Money was also raised for the museum dedicated to the the life and work of illustrator William Heath Robinson, who lived in Pinner and was best known for his pictures of eccentric machines.

Trustee of the museum Cynthia Wells said: “The final pieces in the museum project jigsaw are certainly being put into place and there is a growing awareness in the local area that the museum will become a reality very soon.

“We’re delighted that the Jigsaw Nursery owners, Nicky Butler and Sarah Stent, were able to organise this event and have been kind enough to donate 10 bricks or £250, to help us get to our final target.”

The museum project has raised more than £1million with Heritage Lottery Funding, but still needs to £140,000 for the construction phase.

The extended museum will include an activity room for schools and children and two galleries, one with a permanent display of Heath Robinson’s work and another which will house four temporary exhibitions a year.

Those interested in donating towards the project can do so by clicking here.

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