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The Earl of Wessex opens Museum of Somerset
HIs Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex has opened The Museum of Somerset and Castle Green Bridge.
The 7 million pound restoration projects was completed last year but has been given the Royal seal of approval.
His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. He was joined by staff, members of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society and pupils from Trinity Primary School in Taunton.
The Earl of Wessex cut a ribbon on The Glass Bridge linking Goodland Gardens to the newly constructed Castle Green public space and pupils from Taunton Preparatory School were the first to cross.
Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Heritage Services, Cllr David Hall, said:
“It is an honour for Somerset to be welcoming The Earl of Wessex to open the Museum of Somerset after the magnificent effort to restore and update it. Together, the Museum and the new-look Castle Green are very important achievements for Taunton and for Somerset. We are very pleased that their completion will be marked in this special way .”
Leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council, Cllr John Williams, added:
“I am delighted to see the work completed on this truly historic part of Taunton. I am sure this new public realm will soon enjoy the same success as the magnificent Museum of Somerset. With the historic backdrop of the old castle and surrounding buildings, Castle Green, with the stunning new Glass Bridge, is a wonderful area for the community to enjoy. We are so pleased to welcome The Earl of Wessex on this special occasion .”
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