The building in Rothamsted Park that previously housed the Harpenden Sports and Leisure Centre has been comprehensively refurbished as a cultural hub and re-named the Eric Morecambe Centre. The Society has taken a long term lease of a sizeable area on the ground floor (previously housing the creche) to create the new Harpenden Museum. The Eric Morecambe Centre opened to the public on 16 October 2021, giving an opportunity to showcase some of our collection to visitors taking guided tours. Work on fitting units in the Museum and Les Casey Archive room has been completed but preparations are continuing 'behind the scenes' (including the necessary policies) in the hope we can open by the end of 2023. Updates on progress towards opening will be regularly posted here.