HLF Grant Success!!

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Penmaenmawr Museum is pleased to announce that we have been awarded £248,600 from the National Lottery.

The money will be used to re-design and re-fit the Museum’s main gallery with new permanent displays for our collection and space for our annual themed exhibitions. We will also be developing a Post-Office themed tea-room and a retail area to sell books, publications and products by local artisans. The project will include bilingual and sign-language interpretation, interactive displays, themed exhibitions, walking tours, annual lecture programmes and a new offer for visitors to the town who want to find out more about places to visit, placenames and Welsh-language pronunciation.

“This project has been three years in development and we are very excited about the National Lottery grant. The Museum re-located to the Old Post Office last year, with assistance from Conwy County Borough Council. It was a big step for us and we wanted to seize the opportunity to do what we had always wanted to do – tell Penmaenmawr’s stories and highlight the town’s rich and varied history in the best way possible, for everyone. This grant will enable us to do that. We are so grateful to the community of Penmaenmawr, Conwy Council, Penmaenmawr Town Council and all the people and organisations who supported us to secure this funding.”

(Dennis Roberts, Chairperson)

Penmaenmawr Museum’s success coincides with National Lottery funding secured for Conwy Culture Centre and Llandudno Museum. The three projects will work closely together over the next few years, towards what is being hailed as a ‘heritage renaissance’ for the county.

Penmaenmawr Museum’s project will start in August 2018. There will be a period of closure whilst the refurbishment of the Museum is taking place, with plans to re-open with a public launch in Spring 2019. In the meantime, the Museum will continue its work through pop-up displays in Penmaenmawr, walks, lectures and special events.

A full breakdown of Penmaenmawr Museum’s National Lottery funding and how it will be spent to fulfill the obligations in our funding bid can be viewed here or by clicking the 'PENMAENMAWR MUSEUM new project overview' image above (opens in a new window). You can also visit the website for updates about the project during the refurbishment period and we will be posting regular social media updates.

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