Lews castle museum & archive takes shape
February 25 2015Lews Castle, Stornoway, ahead of an internal fit-out of the new museum and archive.
Led by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar the £13.5m project has seen Simpson & Brown Architects lead conservation of the A-listed Lewis landmark, including new wall panelling copied from originals and conservation of original 1850s décor.
Malcolm Fraser Architects meanwhile have overseen a new build extension connected to the castle by a long gallery and glass roofed courtyard –offering improved facilities including a café, shop and gallery space.
An archive store for important records from the island has also been created ahead of an official opening to the public in October.
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