Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has taken an important step in reducing its electricity consumption. The museum worked closely with J.V.Lee Electrical to install motion sensors on most of the lighting in the museum’s galleries, and to complete the transition to LED bulbs. The introduction of motion sensors will ensure that electricity is only being used when it is needed.

This work will have a positive impact on the museum’s finances as energy bills have increased over 200% in the last couple of years. The LED lamps are also better for the objects on display as they emit less ultra violet light and produce less heat. This work is part of a wider resilience project for the museum, that will look at a range of planning, development and environmental work to ensures its long-term sustainability.

This project has been possible thanks to grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Foyle Foundation. The museum is thanking players of The National Lottery by offering half price entry to visitors with a lottery ticket for the first Saturday of the month throughout 2024.

Pippa Griffith, Museum Director, says:
”We are delighted to have taken such a positive step to improving our environmental sustainability and reducing our electricity costs. Julian and his team at J.V.Lee Electrical have been incredibly helpful with helping to plan and install these changes.

As a registered charity, we struggle to meet the ongoing maintenance for our listed building. Funding such as this enables us to secure the future of the museum as a popular community resource and repository of local heritage. We are so grateful to the Foyle Foundation and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery Players, for supporting this project to strengthen our long term sustainability and community engagement.”