May 29 2015 Latest news:
Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank, the world’s largest medical collection and the Great Central Railway are among a host of projects set to receive new National Lottery investment.
Queen’s House in Greenwich will be closing to the public on 27 July 2015 in order to undergo refurbishment and is due to reopen on 4 July 2016 in time for the 400th anniversary since the building was designed and commissioned.
New £17m restoration project will see Auckland Castle, the 800 year old former palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham, restored to its former glory.
The Royal Mint in South Wales to undergo £7.7m visitor centre project that will see it open its doors to the public for the first time in its 1,100 year history.
Leading specialist publisher The Chelsea Magazine Company has acquired Discover Britain from Archant Community Media for an undisclosed sum. In addition to Discover Britain two further coffee-table consumer titles, The English Garden and The English Home will also transfer to Chelsea Magazines ownership.
The Museum of Brands will be moving to new, larger premises at the London Lighthouse building in Notting Hill to accommodate the museum’s growth and increasing visitor numbers.
The Victorian theatre and BBC Studios at Alexandra Palace are just two of the areas that will be brought back to life with the help of new funding.
New £430,000 water park sees visitors to the Falkirk Wheel piloting boats and walking on water.
York Art Gallery’s transformation will see it have 60 per cent more exhibition space, with a suite of three galleries able to house major touring exhibitions for the first time.
The desk on which ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Our Mutual Friend’ and ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ were written to go on display at author’s former London home.
A rare medieval devotional panel, discovered by archaeologists from MOLA, is now on display at the Museum of London until 28 September 2015.