The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced support worth £98 million for nine projects. They are:
:: £12,147,200 for "First Light", a project at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, to create a new exhibition pavilion at the astronomy site which will explain the key role it has played in international scientific development.
There will also be a new volunteer and skills programme and a schools programme that will reach an additional 6,000 school visitors a year.
:: £8 million for the Science Museum, London, for a major redevelopment of its medicine galleries which is due to be completed in 2019.
It will showcase 3,000 objects from the world's largest medical collection and reveal personal stories of how lives have been transformed by changes to medicine and health over the last 500 years. It will boost volunteering opportunities and its learning programme for families and schools.
:: £9,387,700 for Derby Silk Mill's "Museum of Making", on the foundations of the Lombe brothers' 18th century silk thread factory, which introduced the world's first fully mechanised factory, and part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
:: £9,999,400 for the Great Central Railway's "Mainline - Bridging the Nation" project to create a new heritage railway museum in Leicester, incorporating a unique double-track heritage railway line running between Leicester and Loughborough with a working track.
The museum will house precious locomotives and rolling stock, artefacts such as posters, badges and the Newton Photographic Collection, and the project will involve new volunteers and an outreach programme with the local Asian community which has strong links to the railway.
:: £9,568,900 for the British Library's project to digitise the nation's rare, unique and most vulnerable sound recordings and open them up online for people to hear.
It will ensure the survival of 500,000 of its own recordings and those in other key collections which are at risk, ranging from interviews with Kindertransport child refugees from Nazi Germany to extinct birdsong, accents and dialects from around Britain, and music including British jazz and skiffle to pirate radio.
:: £10,392,400 for the Collections Discovery Centre at Dorset County Museum, for a major overhaul that will bring its entire collection into one site.
The collection spans 170 years of Dorset's natural, geological and social history, with many of the items coming from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and include three million archaeological items from the prehistoric to the post-medieval, and a textile collection which include's Kate Hardy's red dress, thought to be the one famously described in Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.
:: £12,365,800 for Lincoln Cathedral, to pay for urgent repairs to the building, which is the only cathedral on Historic England's buildings at risk register..
The funding will also pay for the creation of a new interpretation centre and a programme of activities to double school numbers and widen the range of visitors to the cathedral.
:: £15 million for the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, for a major refurbishment project which will increase the number of objects on display from 20% of the collection to 90%, and make it an exemplar of efficient energy management. There will also be increased opportunities for volunteering.
:: £11,005,400 for the Geffrye Museum, east London, to open up the museum housed in 300-year-old almhouses, with its Grade I-listed buildings, collections, period rooms and gardens.
The funding will allow the development of a new entrance from Hoxton station, accessible spaces for the collections, library and archive, new learning facilities and a new cafe.
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