The museum’s recent well-regarded and strongly supported Heritage Lottery Fund bid was, as you know, unsuccessful. However, a new bid has been submitted.
The HLF decision will come in mid December. If we are successful, the HLF funding will be £3.2 million, the project will cost £4.4 million and the museum will need to raise £1.2 million to fill the funding gap. Should we not be successful we still aim to transform the Salisbury History Galleries, to restore the King’s House and to launch a programme of learning and community activities to build and grow our audiences.
The museum is therefore starting a major fundraising campaign, The Salisbury Gallery Fund. All museum Members have been approached and we are immensely grateful that many have already responded. However, the figures show that there is a long, long way to go.
Volunteers, by the very nature of what we do, already contribute massively to the running and future of the museum and its collections. The museum quite simply could not exist in its present way without us. However, without a building (and because of its age, it is always at risk) there would be no museum! And Salisbury’s history deserves the best!
Please support the museum in this way if you can. This could be a significant part of the fundraising. It is hoped other funds will come from major Trusts and Foundations and private individuals.
Donation forms are available from Reception or you can donate online by clicking here.