Council in bid for funding to put Watford Museum on the map

Watford Museum is applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for some money to completely refurbish their Grade II listed home.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

The former Benskins Brewery Mansion has been transformed over the last few years; housing a series of fantastic events and projects in partnership with an incredible range of partners in the local community.

However, the building is in need of repair and the facilities are in need of modernisation. Since opening in 1981 many of the displays have remained the same. In that time the museum’s collections have grown significantly, with new acquisitions arriving every month.

The restoration project will not only improve access and ensure the building is fit for purpose, it will ensure visitors can really engage and interact with the amazing historical and art collections on display.

Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: “Watford has a wonderful story to tell, and with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we hope to be able to share it with more people than ever.” The team are currently putting together the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and will submit this autumn for the first phase of the project.

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