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We’ve received a grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund!

Posted on: 12th October 2020

Lyme Regis Museum has been awarded £60,000 as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It will ensure that our charity, as it approaches its 100th birthday has the resilience, as long a we are very careful, to weather the impact of the pandemic.

We are one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed government support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.

After being closed for over 5 months, we reopened to the public in early September. In spite of the need to limit the amount of people who can visit the museum, we welcomed 800 people in the first few weeks. On top of that, we continue to run our very popular socially distanced fossil walks. There’s still a long way to go, but if you keep visiting, using our shop and booking a fossil walk, you’ll play your part in making sure we’re here not just after the pandemic, but for another 100 years. With your help we can continue to preserve and make accessible Lyme’s fantastic history.