The British Motor Museum has announced it has been awarded a grant from the second round of the Government support funds.
The Museum has been awarded £261,000 from £1.6bn Culture Recover Fund to help it through the lockdown and thrive when things return to normal. It’s anyone’s guess when that will be. Don’t go there!
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 17 May 2021, 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm just in time for a full programme of family friendly activities for the May half term week. From 7 June to 23 July 2021 the Museum will revert to 4 days, opening on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday then open daily again for the summer holidays from 23 July to 6 September 2021. Admission prices have been frozen.
As a result of this award, the Museum is now gearing up for a summer of motoring shows and events. At least 14 are being planned to include the return of several popular events such as the Gaydon Land Rover Show and the National Metro and Mini Show. We’ll be there.
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