A museum celebrating Blackpool’s role in the development of British culture has been allocated £4m in lottery funding.
Blackpool Council said the National Lottery Heritage Fund cash injection is the final piece of the £13m ‘funding jigsaw’ behind the Blackpool Museum Project.
Located on the promenade, the museum will celebrate Blackpool as one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations.
‘It has been six years since I first sat down with council officers and discussed the concept of a museum celebrating Blackpool’s rich heritage and its unique place in the nation’s heart,’ said Cllr Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council.
‘We did not want to just create a display of Blackpool’s history, we aspired to do something completely unique that you would only experience here.
‘Thanks to the effort and expertise of our volunteers and supporters and the commitment of hard-working council officers we finally have an amazing concept that is financially viable.’
‘The official launch of our plans will follow in the autumn,’ Cllr Campbell added.