Final New Stories New Audiences grants awarded

We’re delighted to announce the third and final round of successful New Stories New Audiences grants.

Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, this grant scheme supports small museums to stay relevant to their audiences and to increase their impact by identifying new stories and by working with a new partner, to work differently and to try something new.

The successful applicants are:

Bath Industrial Heritage Trust (Museum of Bath)
£6,171
Recording the memories of the West Indian community which first settled in Bath in the 1950s and their experiences of working life, then and now.

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
£15,000
Reinterpreting the Showman’s Wagon.

Brook Rural Museum (The Wye Rural Museum Trust)
£13,843
Local stories: memories of hopping around Brook and Wye, Kent

Gordon Russell Design Museum
£9,668
Creativity in our community – a search for Broadway’s past skills.

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
£14,925
Every object tells a story – co-curating with young audiences and families.

Chatteris Museum
£13,260
Chatteris Gypsy and Traveler histories.

Delepre Abbey Preservation Trust
£14,900
The Bouveries – descendants of refugees.

Marx Memorial Library & Workers School
£13,880
People and protest: radical Clerkenwell reinterpreted.

Crofton Beam Engines
£4,920
Crofton for Kids – the story of our pumping station for children as told by children.

Hayle Heritage Centre
£11,000
Hayle HERstory – sharing the untold stories of some of West Cornwall’s remarkable women.

Stourbridge Glass Museum
£14,652
Recycled glass exhibition and glass heritage family walking trail around the Canals and Glass Quarter.

Chertsey Museum
£14,953
St Peter’s Hospital Untold – a community story.

Milton’s Cottage
£12,500
Citizen Milton – commemorating the 350th anniversary of Milton’s death.

Rivington Heritage Trust (Groundwork)
£14,112
The Pigeon Tower – a window into Rivington’s heritage.

Finlaggan Heritage Trust
£14,596
Reconnecting with the Lordship environmental concerns and sustainable development.