Mountjoy has recently been awarded a project to renovate Westbury Manor Museum in West Street, Fareham.
The four month refurbishment project to the Grade II Listed building starts on site at the end of February with works due to complete before the summer. The works aim to make the museum more modern to combat poor visitor figures.
Fareham Councillor, Sue Bell, said "this is an exciting project which will see the museum become a dynamic, modern venue, appealing to even more visitors and meeting the needs of the future".
Fareham Borough Council's plans for the museum include remodelling the reception area and café, and providing community space that local businesses can hire with an 'enhanced' shop selling Hampshire produce. The museum's current exhibitions will be modernised into a mix of interactive exhibits and digital media with the second floor converted into creative studios. Railings in the front courtyard will be removed to make the museum more welcoming.
"When it reopens this summer, visitors will be greeted by some thrilling new exhibitions showcasing Fareham's rich and varied heritage with a bigger café" - Janet Owen, chief executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust.