MP welcomes £90k funding boost for Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum has received a £90,000 government cash boost as part of a £4 million grant to increase access to their collections.

It is one of 35 museums across the UK to receive a portion of the grant, which was announced by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, as well as Paul Ramsbottom, the Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation.

The grant will also enable the Black Country Museum to transform spaces  and displays – as well as providing an increased experience for visitors. Margot James MP said:

“The Black Country Museum quintessentially depicts the industrial revolution in our area. It is a thriving and unique experience, which has been enjoyed by millions of people since its inception. I visited again late last year and would recommend it to anyone.

“I am absolutely thrilled that the site will receive a £90,000 cash injection. The museum is keen to continuously give visitors an insight into bygone eras. The money will go towards the relocation of their cast iron houses to the heart of their new 1940s - 60s historic town.”


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