The Higgins is Amazing…

Very exciting day in Bedford today: the opening of The Higgins! Read all about Paula Walker’s preview for The Bedford Clanger here! The Higgins is open all day and evening to celebrate the longest day of the year. Will you be heading down?


by Paula Walker

It’s official – The Higgins is amazing! I’ve been fortunate enough to see some of the galleries on a couple of occasions over the last few weeks and the transformation is astonishing. I went to the press preview on Wednesday afternoon, as The Clanger representative (thanks Erica) and, believe me, it’s impressive. We were expertly shown round by Gemma Hutton, the Museum’s Sales and Marketing Officer, in a group which included Mayor Dave Hodgson and a number of journalists and photographers.

 Higgins exterior

From the moment you walk in, the museum is breathtaking: the lighting, the colour scheme, the graphics, the gallery design, the imaginative displays and the sheer quality of the exhibits, all combine to give the visitor an exhilarating experience. The two original buildings have been successfully joined and reconfigured to create more exhibition space, which can more flexibly house both touring exhibitions and the permanent…

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