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A close encounter experience of over 300 years of military history secured behind Romag glass

Northumberland’s Alnwick castle is the home of the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland. The museum includes weapons, uniforms, musical instruments, armour, diaries, letters and other countless items of personal, regimental equipment and militaria. The centenary of the First World War is also marked by the museum with a special Great War exhibition.

Specialist glass was specified for the new display cases housing the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers’ permanent museum in the Abbot’s Tower at the castle, protecting and showcasing hundreds of artefacts covering the history of the regiment from 1674 to the present day.

The solution

Specialist display cabinets were constructed by client The Workhaus, using Romag low-iron glass. The specialist glass is ideal for showcases, as the high clarity allows unaltered views of the exhibits whilst providing an airtight seal for improved humidity control, helping to protect the artefacts from potential moisture damage in the historic setting of the Tower, which itself is hundreds of years old.

The result

The display cases, built by museum fit out and display specialists The Workhaus, offer a ‘close encounter’ visitor experience and feature integrated top and bottom banding to hide the door hinges. The cases are built to last, and will be a permanent exhibition at the museum, preserving the artefacts from environmental deterioration to allow them to be observed and appreciated for future generations.

What they say

“This is an interesting heritage application, reflecting our ability to work with Romag to deliver effective technical solutions that provide long-term high performance and visitor safety benefits.

“The specification called for a high quality, high performance glass viewing solution with added security, which Romag has provided.”

Graham Paylor

The Workhaus
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