Heritage Lottery Fund grant for National Waterways Museum

We’re celebrating the confirmation of a grant of £790,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as invaluable match funding of over £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation.

The HLF support will fund three key initiatives getting underway early in 2015 as part of the museum’s ‘Window on the World’ project. The first strand will see new exhibitions and interactive displays created, including hands on activities for visitors of all ages, on the currently derelict historic slipway which occupies a unique position overlooking the River Mersey Estuary and Manchester Ship Canal.

The other elements of the project will see work on two of the most nationally important boats in the museum’s collection – Mossdale and George. Each will be used to inspire new audiences about the history of wide boats and their role in the industrial development of the North West region.