£261,500 has been awarded to The British Motor Museum from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Last October, the Museum was part of the Governments £1.57 billion Culture Recovery fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and now, they are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards. This time, the fund is to be used between April and June for the core activities of 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.”
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: “Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced. Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead."
The British Motor Museum will be reopening on Monday 17th May 7 days a week with a full programme of family-based activities for the May half term week. For more information on tickets, activities and events over the summer months, please visit: www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/plan-your-visit/book-tickets
All visitors must pre-book tickets in-line with the Museum’s new policy so that they can be contacted if there are any changes to the Museum’s opening.