Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall hit by flood

Sudbury Hall
Image caption The Grade I listed building dates back to 1660

Part of Sudbury Hall has been closed after a leak in its hot water system caused it to flood.

Staff have been bailing out up to five inches of water from the Derbyshire attraction's Museum of Childhood after discovering it on Thursday morning.

Property manager Lesley Law said the museum would remain closed until Monday as the clean-up operation continues.

No museum exhibits were damaged by the flood and the rest of the hall and gardens remain open.

"It's amazing how much water can come from such a small hole," said Ms Law.

"It's a bit of a disaster for us because the schools are breaking up and we had been looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors."

Ms Law said carpets may still be slightly damp when the museum re-opens and asked visitors to be patient.

The hall, a Grade I listed building, was built in 1660.

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