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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum houses several paintings of local interest. The Museum's collection as a whole incorporates costume, textiles, social history, archival material and photographs as well as fine and decorative arts. The Hall itself was built in the 1450s by a local merchant who remains unidentified. The Hall underwent substantial alterations by subsequent owners in the late 18th and mid-19th centuries, resulting in a fascinating mix of architectural styles still visible today. Between 2003 and 2006 the Hall underwent significant refurbishment, paid for by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, which resulted in a complete redesign of the displays and interpretation. The Hall itself is now the main exhibit of the Museum, although important objects from the collection are also displayed, as well as a changing temporary exhibition space and gallery for local artists.