One of the UK’s top 20 museums will be hunting for exhibition designers after receiving a windfall of 1.3m from the local council.
The Castle Museum in York will also apply for lottery cash to “completely re-invigorate” the museum, according to director Stephen Seber.
“We’ll need exhibition designers and architects and may consider a new identity,” says Seber. He adds that the museum has been suffering from a decline in tourism to York. It attracted
403 000 visitors last year.
The museum opened in 1938. It focuses on history over the past 200 years, featuring reconstructed Victorian and Edwardian streets.