Bumper grant set to prime British Motor Museum for re-opening - The Solihull Observer

Bumper grant set to prime British Motor Museum for re-opening

Solihull Editorial 10th Apr, 2021   0

THE British Motor Museum at Gaydon has been awarded an additional £261,500 from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The museum is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards.

This is in addition to the £707,000 awarded to the museum last October as part of the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure it has a sustainable future.

This second award has a slightly different emphasis over round one in that it is to be used between April and June for the core activities of re-starting operations and re-opening the Museum to the public.

Kevin Timms, chair of the board of trustees at the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust said, “This funding is such excellent news.

“Thank you to the Arts Council for their efforts in coordinating the Culture Recovery Fund and for recognising the importance of the British Motor Museum’s collections, public engagement and all of the team’s hard work in this round of award.

“The timing is excellent too, as the British Motor Museum, like many others, is looking forward to re-opening in the coming months and welcoming everyone back.”

The British Motor Museum plans to re-open on Monday, May 17, seven days a week from 10am to 5pm with a full programme of family friendly activities for the May half term week.

From June 7 to July 23 the museum will revert to four days, opening on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday then open daily again for the summer holidays from July 23 to September 6.

Admission prices have been frozen and start from £9 for children. To book, visit the museum online.

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