We The Curious could stay shut ‘for months’ after huge roof fire

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We The Curious has revealed it could stay closed ‘for months’ after a fire broke out on the roof of the interactive science museum.

The blaze tore through the roof of the building, at Millennium Square, on the morning of Saturday, April 9.

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Avon Fire and Rescue attended the blaze and, following an investigation, said the cause of the fire was most likely down to birds damaging solar panels on the roof of the museum.

All staff and visitors, including a wedding party, were forced to evacuate but no one was harmed.

This is the damage to the venue hire floor.This is the damage to the venue hire floor.
This is the damage to the venue hire floor. | Ed Felton

A spokesperson said: “Our team of contractors have been assessing the damage.

“We’ve sustained some significant fire and water damage to the roof, our second floor and our building systems.

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“We do’nt currently have a reopening date but we know we’ll be closed for a few months.”

The team at We The Curious are waiting for the results of a survey to find out how much damage has been done.

In the meantime they have decided to run activites around Bristol.

The charity will be running activities elsewhere until it can be fixed. The charity will be running activities elsewhere until it can be fixed.
The charity will be running activities elsewhere until it can be fixed. | Carters

“You’ll see some of our staff running activities around Millenium and Anchor Square over the next few weeks,” they said.

“As soon as we have any updates about reopening, we’ll post updates on our website and social media channels.”

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