Museum of Lincolnshire Life gets £335,000 Arts Council funding

A heritage museum based in Lincoln will begin to have a number of improvements made, thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life was granted £335,000 from the Arts Council England, plus it paid for the new eco-friendly lighting and heating systems.

The museum has already refurbished the reception and gift shop, including the store room, meaning special tours will be available.

Jonathan Platt, head of libraries and heritage, said: “The store tours mean visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and see an even greater slice of Lincolnshire life than ever before.

“And now the building’s more environmentally-friendly, we’ve not just reduced our carbon footprint but our energy bills too.

“However, these improvements are just the beginning. Work has just started on a heritage-themed play area in the courtyard for our younger visitors. This should be completed in the summer, and will hopefully attract more people to the museum.”

He added: “The museum has also successfully bid for an additional £223,000 of funding from Arts Council England for a project entitled Bringing the Barracks to Life, which will use digital technology to explore the museum site and exhibits.”