MUSEUM bosses are celebrating after finally re-opening following months in lockdown.

Langford’s Museum of Power opened its doors yesterday with a brand new exhibition about the county’s lost railways.

Bosses have been carrying out a deep clean and putting safety measures in place.

Assistant manager James Gulleford said: “It’s really good. We’ve had to put in a lot of hard work, with social distancing and lots of tape on the floor and signs up on the way in and around the museum to keep people apart.

“We’ve lost most of our summer events. We are hoping to start doing events again in September but we are waiting for the Government to make a decision.

“We’ve lost the Easter Transport Festival, the Japanese Car Show, the bike meeting next month and the Fun 4 Kids day.

“We may lose the American Car Show but hopefully it will run because it’s our biggest event. We can get up to 1,000 people if the weather is good.”

James created the Lost Railway Lines of Essex exhibition during lockdown for social media but has now moved it into the museum.

“It’s about six railways that used to exist in Essex but don’t run any more,” he said.

“It’s well worth a visit.

“The museum site is as safe as we can possibly make it and we will have some of the engines running again.”

The miniature steam train and Astaria model village will not be open and Marshall the Lilleshall pumping engine will not be running