Heritage Lottery Fund gives British museums a boost

The Bristol Industrial Museum is to be turned into a new Museum of Bristol, after a £10.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The renovated venue will tell the tale of the city, from medieval times through to its international importance as the busiest port in the 18th century and up to the present day.

It is one of a number of projects worth £76.5m to be given the go-ahead in the latest round of HLF financing, announced last week.

Bristol’s Victorian estate Tyntesfield has been granted £20m from the HLF, while in London, the Victoria & Albert Museum received £9.75m to redevelop its Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.

See www.hlf.org.uk for further details.

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