Thursday, 2 February 2012

News - Museum bid progresses (Newark)

The creation of a £5m museum at Newark’s Old Magnus Buildings is progressing after councillors agreed to submit a bid for about £3m to the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s cabinet agreed to the latest application, after previously receiving £200,000 from the fund to create a design for the project.

The project would see the Old Magnus Buildings, Appletongate, which include the historic Tudor Hall, transformed into a national Civil War museum.

District councillor Mr Roger Jackson, at a meeting last week, said the project was an exciting prospect.

“Hopefully our application for funding will go through and we will be able to create a better museum service in the district and bring a lot more people to Newark and Sherwood and the surrounding area,” he said.

Mr Tony Roberts said the museum would highlight Newark’s role in the nation’s history.

Mr Roger Blaney thought the project would encourage more tourists.

“It will give tourists the justification to come to Newark not just for the day, but to stay,” he said.

1 comment:

  1. It would be a good proposal and setting for students educational field trip. I am expecting old raminent and ancient hieroglyphics. I am excited now to give my archaeological knowledge and so with my full interest.