WARRINGTON Museum & Library is gearing up for a fantastic weekend of events as Culture Warrington and LiveWire prepare to unveil the newly-revamped building.

The Museum Street venue has undergone a two-week closure in a bid to re-energise the building and transform it into a creative hub - with increased links between the museum and library services.

The exciting project has seen a number of cosmetic changes to the building, in addition to a more integrated approach to activities and opening hours – including Sunday opening for the first time.

To celebrate the launch of the revamped building, Warrington Museum & Library is hosting a range of family-friendly activities on Saturday, when the doors reopen.

Leah Biddle, cultural manager of Culture Warrington said: “The teams at Warrington Museum & Library have worked so hard over the past two weeks so we’re very excited to see what the public will think of the changes we’ve made.

“To celebrate, we’ve put together a fantastic programme of events to encourage families to take a look and find out a little more about the services we offer.

“Community engagement is a key part of what we do at both Culture Warrington and LiveWire so we hope that this weekend’s activities will reach out to people right across the borough.

“We look forward to welcoming back lots of new and returning faces.”

Celebrations will begin outside the Museum Street entrance with speeches at 9.45am before the official cutting of the ribbon at 10am.

Visitors can then enjoy a performance from Priestley College students and Warrington choreographer Kate Jackson, who has recently returned from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Other events include poetry readings, choir performances, dance workshops and also a talk from artist Pip Woolf, whose fascinating exhibition Matter of Identity can be seen on display at the museum.

Visitors can also expect a space invasion from Storm Troopers of the 99th Garrison, as well as the chance to take part in a social media treasure hunt.