A total of 26 museums across the UK are to share £22.6m in government funding, announced today by DCMS.

The latest round of the Museum Estate and Development Fund is announced as part of a wider, £33m Cultural Investment Fund which also includes libraries.

Seven organisations have received over £1m for projects which focus on repairs, renovations and digital infrastructure.

Topping list is the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, which has received just over £3m for repair and refurbishment works.

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust has been awarded £2.3m for Chatham Historic Dockyard, and The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre in Evesham has received £2.1m for its Almonry Restoration Project.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been awarded more than £250,000 to restore and repair its 200-year-old, Grade II-listed Cut Bridge, which forms a key route across the park.

Arts and Heritage Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay said the funding builds on the £100 million of Levelling Up funding announced as part of this month’s Budget.

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Darren Henley, Arts Council England chief executive, said: “We’re excited to be delivering the next round of the programme on behalf of the DCMS because we know the positive impact this investment has on helping museums make a real difference across the country.

Museum Estate and Development Fund - Round Three recipients

Museum Project Total
Discovery Museum, Newcastle Discovery Museum – Repair & Refurbishment Works 2023 £3,079,042
Chatham Historic Dockyard Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust £2,318,400
The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre, Evesham Almonry Restoration Project £2,173,500
Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex Essential Uppark £1,967,470
Spalding Gentlemen’s Society Important Enlightenment Collection at Risk from Building failure £1,845,335
Bramall Hall, Stockport Bramall Hall Roof Restoration £1,674,877
Powell-Cotton Museum, Kent Urgent & Critical Roof Repairs £1,138,152
Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall Leach Pottery: the next 100 years £715,000
Green’s Mill Science Centre, Nottingham Green’s Windmill Programme of Urgent Repairs £685,104
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre Bury Art Museum Roof Project £589,545
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Millennium Gallery, Sheffield £577,858
Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, South Tyneside Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum £513,890
National Maritime Museum Cornwall Building Works to address water ingress £499,000
Killhope Museum, Bishop Auckland Industrial Heritage Rescue £498,280
Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight Dinosaur Isle MEND 3 £498,000
Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool Essential Repairs to Heugh Gun Battery £497,534
Lyn and Exmoor Museum, Devon Refurbish Lyn and Exmoor Museum £459,052
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, London William Morris Gallery – Improving Our Environment £417,990
Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire Emergency Roofing Repairs £411,065
Bexhill Museum Building resilience: Foundations for the future of Bexhill Museum £390,389
Ipswich Museum Ipswich Museum Roof Repairs £376,850
Museum of Bath Architecture Huntingdon Chapel Rescue and Revival £320,746
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum, Widnes Urgent Infrastructure Improvements – Roof and Rendering £312,499
Gallery Oldham Gallery Oldham Resilience Refresh £287,375
Yorkshire Sculpture Park YSP The Cut Bridge £251,058
The Coffin Works Museum, Birmingham Addressing the backlog: Future-proofing the Coffin Works £101,989


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