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£100m boost for UK heritage projects
Dean White - May 27, 2015

Nine projects are set to receive nearly £100m National Lottery investment, creating a huge boost for UK’s scientific, industrial and cultural heritage.

This is great news for the following projects:

  •     the world’s largest medical collection in London’s Science Museum
  •     one of the earliest factories at Derby Silk Mill
  •     Cheshire’s ground-breaking Jodrell Bank centre for astronomy
  •     the British Library’s rare UK sound collection will be digitised
  •     the Great Central Railway between Loughborough and Leicester will become a new railway museum

The investment includes money for three museums projects – Dorset County Museum, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow and London’s Geffrye Museum – as well as for the restoration of Lincoln Cathedral.

One of our biggest awards involves over £12m for Jodrell Bank, home to the Grade I-listed Lovell Telescope. This is the only remaining site in the world which showcases the entire story of radio astronomy.

Brian Cox, Physicist Professor and TV personality said: “When I was young, visiting Jodrell Bank was one of the things that inspired me to become a scientist. This new project will inspire many more young people to carry on our great tradition of science and engineering.”