Poole Museum redevelopment receives additional funding from Arts Council England

Poole Museum has received £450,000 from Arts Council England to support its ongoing redevelopment project for new exhibition galleries as well as improvements to digital infrastructure, accessibility, and sustainability. This grant joins the museum’s existing £7.7 million redevelopment funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Fund is supporting ten organisations across the southwest, including Poole Museum. This investment will allow Poole Museum to develop a new, larger temporary exhibition gallery, which will become part of a network of prominent venues showcasing contemporary art along the south coast.

Cllr Andy Martin, Portfolio Holder for Customer, Communications, and Culture said:

“We are committed to first-rate, ambitious, and inclusive programming that will see Poole Museum thrive as an outstanding cultural venue and be more sustainable and resilient in the future. There will be much more on offer for everyone ensuring many, many more people can take part and be creative.”

The newly transformed Poole Museum is anticipated to open its doors in Spring 2025.

Photo credit: Poole Museum redevelopment, Matthew Andrews, 2024.

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