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Lift being installed

Installation of the glass elevator - if only there was a chocolate factory to go with it



I went for a look around Sudley House earlier this week. Sudley contains the only Victorian merchant's art collection still held in its original setting and is due to re-open its grand doors on Saturday 26 May after a period of refurbishment.


In addition to housing fabulous works by Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough Sudley now boasts a special exhibition space, dedicated learning suite and has increased accessibility thanks to a great glass elevator Willy Wonka would be proud of.


Charlie Coburn one of our gallery attendants at Sudley has been keenly documenting the improvement works. His photographs provide an interesting insight into the hard work that happens behind the scenes at NML. Check out his images on our Flickr page - the builders have certainly been busy.


With venues re-opening and the prospect of another glorious night for the reds in Europe, the penultimate week in May looks set to be an exciting one. I can't wait.