Professor Brian Cox to open exhibition at Cumbria museum
Last updated at 14:24, Monday, 19 May 2014
ONE of the country’s most famous scientists, Professor Brian Cox, is coming to Cumbria to mark the official reopening of a museum.
The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven is reopening after a revamp, thanks to a pledge from Sellafield Ltd worth £1.6 million over the next five years.
Professor Cox, famed for his hit BBC shows, will assist Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate, as she formally opens the museum’s exciting new exhibition, The Sellafield Story, on Friday May 30.
Professor Cox said: “I'm really looking forward to coming to Whitehaven to visit the museum.
“Science and engineering are vitally important, and Whitehaven has a strong association with both through its historic links with the nuclear industry. Inspiration is the first step towards lifelong fascination, and I can't wait to see just how inspiring the exhibition is.”
The new look Beacon Museum is dedicated to the rich history of the Copeland region, including one floor dedicated to the Sellafield story.
Copeland Borough Council leader Elaine Woodburn said: “It’s very exciting for us to have someone of such standing coming along to the re-opening.”
The official opening event takes place from 10am for invited guests, with the museum open to members of the public from 1pm.
The first 75 people in the queue ahead of the museum opening to the public at 1pm will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive lecture from Professor Cox, which is suitable for a school age audience.
Entrance to the lecture will be on a first come first served basis as seating is limited.
First published at 14:18, Monday, 19 May 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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