The ambitious plans for a multi-million pound transformation of Sunderland’s much-loved Museum & Winter Gardens have taken a significant step forward after the Sunderland City Council was awarded £299,425 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Sunderland City Council’s proposals, which have been shaped by the views of residents and museum visitors, will see major improvements to the popular visitor attraction, making much more of the museum and the visitor, exhibition and collection spaces. Find out more about the City Council’s exciting plans for the redevelopment.
In addition, Sunderland City Council has secured £349,000 grant funding towards vital repairs to Sunderland Museum’s roof and stonework.
The funding from the Arts Council England Cultural Investment Fund – MEND – Museum Estates and Investment Fund will allow urgent repairs to be carried out on the oldest part of the Grade II listed museum, which was the first publicly funded museum outside London and dates back to 1879.
Sunderland City Council is planning to match fund the Arts Council funding with £116,000 from its own funds to bring the total investment in the repairs to £465,000. Find out more about the project.
Thanks to National Lottery Players.