Walsingham chapel is now officially a museum

st seraphims chapel2The Church of Saint Seraphim in Little Walsingham, a Russian Orthodox chapel, has also now been awarded museum status.

Until 1964, St Seraphim’s was Walsingham’s station, with trains bringing pilgrims to its shrines. After the Beeching Axe fell, it became an Orthodox church and home to religious icon painters Father David and Leon Liddament.
St SeraphimVolunteers who look after St Seraphim’s, at Walsingham, have spent two years working towards obtaining museum accreditation from the Arts Council of Great Britain. It means that the chapel has reached national standards in terms of how it’s run, how it looks after its collections and how it makes them accessible.
Today, its collections embrace railway memorabilia and the icon paintings which are central to the Orthodox faith.
St Seraphim’s chapel is open daily from 9am - 5pm and the railway exhibition is open every Wednesday, from 11am - 4pm.
For more on this story, see the Fakenham and Wells Times website.

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