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Salisbury Museum awarded National Lottery support for
Future Generations project
Salisbury Museum is delighted to announce
that it has been awarded initial support* from The National Lottery Heritage
Fund for its Salisbury Museum for Future
This £4.4 million project will
enable the museum to transform its displays and facilities – completing the
work started with the National Lottery funded Wessex Gallery of archaeology in
2014. The museum will create new exhibitions dedicated to its outstanding
collections of art, medieval archaeology, costume, ceramics and social history.
There will be an extensive programme of capital works to restore and repurpose the
Grade I listed medieval building. Alongside this the project will introduce a
new and exciting programme of learning and engagement that will embed the
museum in the local community.
Thanks to money raised by
National Lottery players, The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded
initial support and development funding of £429,400. This will enable the
museum to develop the project plans in more detail and apply for a full grant
of £3.2 million. The museum will have two years to raise £1.2 million in match
funding from private individuals, trusts and foundations. An application for
the full funding amount will be submitted in the summer of 2021.
Green, Director of Salisbury Museum said:
is amazing news not only for the museum, but for the people of Salisbury. The
City deserves an excellent museum for the local community. Its outstanding
culture and heritage also needs to be presented to the wider world in an
exciting and dynamic way’.
Denniston, Chair of Trustees for the Museum said:
support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund offers powerful affirmation of
the relevance of the museum, its collections and its heritage. It also affirms
the importance of Salisbury’s regeneration as its cultural institutions work
together to create a positive and inclusive reimagining of the city’s history
The museum is hugely grateful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery players and our local partners for their support.’
* The National Lottery Heritage Fund grant applications over £250,000 are assessed in two rounds. Salisbury Museum for Future Generations has initially been granted round one development funding of £429,400 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, allowing it to progress with its plans. Detailed proposals are then considered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund at second round, where a final decision is made on the full funding award of £3.2m