It has to be said that the old Gurney display at The Castle, Bude, was a bit stuffy for the average person like me who is not heavily into science/engineering/inventions, much as we like using them. It looked like this, in a very standard museum format. Great for those in the know.

Ta-da! All that has changed.

The room has been closed since Christmas while heritage centre staff have been re-inventing the look of, and interactives in, this room, to make it more appealing and reflective of the work of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, whose home it once was.

The Castle has worked with More Creative Solutions from Launceston to design the room.

This has been made possible from the very kind legacy donation from the late John Littlejohns Walter, a local gentleman who had a very keen interest in local history.

I went along on Thursday to the preview of the new-look room. It has truly been a transformation, with interactive displays appealing to old and young alike. Great work by all involved, and thanks also to the gentleman who left a legacy which enabled the work. You really need to visit to find out (in an interesting way) about the Bude Light and Gurney’s many other inventions.

It was also lovely to be greeted by volunteer, Janey, in her wonderful Cornish tartan!