Museum of Liverpool awarded £11m cash boost

by Luke Tuchscherer | 06 Aug 2008

The Museum of Liverpool, the £65m project currently under construction in this year's European Capital of Culture, has received an £11m cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

National Museums Liverpool, which is behind the scheme, will put the money towards the fit out of the museum, which is located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head.

Carole Souter, chief executive of the HLF, said: "The Museum of Liverpool will provide a wonderful new opportunity for people to learn more about the city and its role in British and world history. In this year, when Liverpool is Capital of Culture, we're delighted to be able to confirm our support for this ambitious project, which will bring the story of the city to life."

According to Danish architects 3xN, the building is "conceived as inclined or elevated platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure. The building will be fully accessible and will contribute to the public promenade flow along the docks. Situated at the Pier Head, the museum will be visible from both the river and the city".

Other funding has come from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (£32.7m), the Merseyside Objective One programme (£5m), the Garfield Weston Foundation (£2m), as well as other sources.

Building work is expected to be completed this year, and the exhibition fit out to be completed in time for an April 2010 opening. Details: www.3xn.dk

The Museum of Liverpool, the £65m project currently under construction in this year's European Capital of Culture, has received an £11m cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). National Museums Liverpool, which is behind the scheme, will put the money towards the fit out of the museum, which is located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head. Carole Souter, chief executive of
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Museum of Liverpool awarded £11m cash boost
The Museum of Liverpool, the £65m project currently under construction in this year's European Capital of Culture, has received an £11m cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).