Re-imagining Industrial Heritage Pt 1: Ignite Yorkshire

Ignite Yorkshire is an NHLF Kick the Dust project all about how industrial heritage and young people connect. The project works with young people, ages 14 to 25, just starting to think about their career paths. It takes inspiration from the industrial past to develop skills for the future. The project is exploring how we can make the…

Heritage Open Days Directory Now Live

It’s not too late to join the festival as an organiser and list your event, which could be a perfect chance to reach new audiences and boost secondary spend. More than 30 Industrial Heritage sites have already registered for this year’s event. Take an early peek at the programme as it develops, with more than…

Apply Now for AIM’s New Stories New Audiences Funding

The Association for Independent Museums (AIM) has opened applications for their New Stories New Audiences grants. These are designed to inspire small museums to stay relevant to their audiences and to increase their impact by identifying new stories and working with a new partner, to work differently, and try something new. Funded by National Lottery…

Manchester viaduct on the way to becoming a green ‘sky park’

The National Trust’s plan to turn as an 1890s Manchester steel viaduct into a ‘sky park’ have taken another step forward with the first test opening on the 11th June 2022. This 330-metre long Grade II-listed viaduct strides across Castlefield, one of the historic industrial zones of the city centre. It was built in 1892…

Nominations Open for Family Friendly Museum Award 2022

Kids in Museums launched the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2004 to recognize the venues that are most welcoming, fun, and accessible for families. Each year it is down to families to decide the winners. Nominations are now open for the Family Friendly Museum Award for 2022. The ‘Kids in Museums Manifesto’ has also been…

SPAB Online Training Seminars for June & July 2022

The next two SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) online training seminars are now open for booking. These are as follows: The Challenges of Windmill Conservation (Live Online Lecture)   15 June 2022, 12pm-1pm   £6 pp – SPAB Members   £8 pp – Non-Members   The lecture will compare the current techniques used in the repair…

Latest Art Fund Report on COVID Impact on Museums Now Out

The Art Fund recently carried out the third in its series of annual research into the impact of Covid-19 on museums. Founded in 1903, Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. They exist to help protect and enrich the UK’s museum and gallery collections and to ensure as many people as possible can…

Trustee Opportunity: Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill is a Grade II* listed building and is the last remaining working water powered corn mill in the Lake District National Park. Nestled in the picturesque Eskdale valley its history can be traced back at least to 1547. The Mill is operated as a visitor attraction by the Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust…

The Fat Beehive Foundation Website Development Funding

The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. Their aim is to help such organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefits. They provide highly specialised grants up to…