On Saturday 25 April 2015 over 1000 visitors passed through the museum's doors to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its official opening.
Almost 40 industry skills had been gathered for the event by the two organisers, Paul Niblett and Fred Greasley, both of whom had worked voluntarily at the Gladstone Works museum since 1972.
At a special reception during the day the Museum Manager, Angela Lee, asked the specially invited VIPs (who included the first Museum Director, David Sekers) to congratulate themselves with a hearty round of applause for the tremendous work they had all put in to make the award winning museum such a success - now nominated as one of the top five visitor attractions in England.
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