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UK heritage projects awarded nearly £100m
Dean White - May 20, 2015

Nine museums and heritage attractions set to benefit from National Lottery investment.

The projects set to receive £98m range from the UK’s ground-breaking role in science and industry to the invention of radio astronomy at Jodrell Bank and our unique railway heritage.

Marking the announcement, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale and Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sir Peter Luff are today visiting the British Library’s Save our Sounds Collection, one of the projects awarded funding. See details of all 9 heritage attractions in England and Scotland via our Immersive.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale OBE said:

“National Lottery money continues to make an absolutely vital contribution to our culture and heritage in the UK. I’m thrilled that 9 exciting projects across England and Scotland will benefit from this significant £98m investment.

Whether it’s a new railway museum in Leicester, the Lovell Telescope at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank or saving the UK’s most vulnerable sound recordings at the British Library – these grants will not only make a lasting difference to local areas and the UK’s wider heritage, but will also use culture to inspire young people to learn more about science and technology for generations to come.”