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Keswick Museum secures National Lottery support for Exhibitions 2020 Project

Keswick Museum from Fitz Park

Keswick Museum has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £97,900 for an exciting heritage project, Exhibitions 2020. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will develop new interpretation within the gallery spaces and support learning and community programmes.

Since the renovation in 2014, Keswick Museum has gone from strength to strength, developing as a hub for heritage, both for local and visitor communities. To mark five years since the renovation, the Museum undertook a review to ensure it continues to grow and develop to meet the needs of its communities. The project will take around a year to complete, with work being carried out on the main galleries in January 2020.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Friends of Keswick Museum, this project will allow the Museum to re-interpret both gallery spaces within the Museum showcasing what makes this area special, such as its landscape, and literature as well as the people who have lived and worked here.

As part of the project, new learning programmes will be developed as well as opportunities for communities and individuals to create their own exhibitions within the Fitz Gallery. Behind the scenes, volunteers will assisting with research and carrying out work to the collection, ready for tours of the collection stores in the summer of 2020.

Becks Skinner, Museum Manager

Commenting on the award, Becks Skinner said: “Thanks to the support of National Lottery Players and the Friends of Keswick Museum, we can carry out this major project at the Museum, ensuring that we continue to deliver a high quality educational and fun experience for our visitors and preserve the collection for the future.”

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