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Archive: Strengthening works underway for Cambridge Museum

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Students visiting Cambridge Museum, 2021

Students visiting Cambridge Museum, 2021


Cambridge Museum will be closed from June 6 while its building undergoes seismic strengthening work.


Caring for the category 2 historic building

The museum building, located at 24 Victoria Street in Cambridge, is owned by Waipā District Council and requires seismic work to bring it up to 50 percent of the National Building Standard. The building is currently set at 25 percent.

The work includes new gutters, a new roof covering plus timber reinforcement to the internal trusses, reinforcement to the brick chimneys and the parapet and gable end on the façade will be braced to the timber roof structure, all while ensuring the historical exterior of the building is maintained. The work is expected to cost approximately $400,000.

The building is listed as category 2 historic building by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, which outlines the exterior appearance must be maintained, in its original state.


Museum activities continue

During the strengthening works, the Museum team will be continuing to care for the Collection, designing new displays and planning activities and events. Join Friends of the Museum or subscribe to our What’s On newsletter to keep up-to-date with our latest news.