Newhaven Heritage Museum
The area occupied by the Newhaven Heritage Museum
(part of the Museums of Edinburgh) has been closed for refurbishment since
UPDATE - July 2008
The Newhaven Heritage Museum is still closed.
I don't yet know when it is due to re-open.
UPDATE - May 2009
I have now received this message from the
City of Edinburgh Museums, telling me the outcome of a meeting of the City
of Edinburgh Council's Culture & Leisure Committee held on May 6, 2009:
am sorry but Newhaven Heritage Museum will not now re-open. In brief, the
reason for not re-opening is because the capital cost of doing so is
currently beyond the Council's means. ...
Instead, alternative ways of providing a museum service to the Newhaven
community are to be explored. Additionally, a Cross Party Working Group
is to be established to examine the potential links in Museum activity
across the Waterfront, including any potential for new provision and
alternative funding sources."