The Galleries of Justice Museum’s Development Plans Unlocked by Heritage Lottery Fund
An ambitious project to unlock The Galleries of Justice Museum’s historic buildings will go ahead thanks to £900,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The project will change the way visitors can enjoy the unique buildings, collections and stories of the museum. The work will commence in 2015.
Focusing on justice in the past, present and future, the project will:
- Alter the building to include new routes around the collections
- Allow the museum to display more of its collections
- Provide new tours, events and outreach activities
- Develop a new volunteer recruitment and training programme.
Chief Executive Officer of the Museum, Tim Desmond said: ‘We are delighted that HLF are funding this exciting project. The Museum has seen a huge increase in visitors over the last five years and this project enables us to build on that success, creating exciting projects that will reach communities from across the region and even nationally.’
Vanessa Harbar, Acting Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands said: ‘Stories of the law are endlessly fascinating and the Galleries of Justice Museum is the perfect place to explore the history of crime and punishment. Our grant will help bring all the site’s stories to life and further its well-deserved reputation as one of Nottingham’s key attractions.’
The Galleries of Justice Museum has recently received a gold award by ‘Visit England’ being voted ‘England’s Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014’ and is now looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the museum in 2015.
The new development will utilise the museum’s national collections and build on the education work of the charity which facilitates outreach sessions at courts in London and Manchester and across the East Midlands.