£100,000 award puts Telegraph Museum alongside national heritage treasures

We’re delighted to announce that DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund has awarded £100,000 towards our project, Developing for the Future.

This places the museum alongside such heritage treasures as Kensington Palace and Shakespeare’s birthplace.

The grant was announced earlier today by Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, as part of a £4m boost to 40 museums and galleries across England, and DCMS/Wolfson have developed an interactive map of all 40 grant recipients >

Commenting on the award, Ed Vaizey celebrated the diversity of England’s museum and galleries, whilst the Wolfson Foundation singled out the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno for special mention in its Twitter feed.

The range of projects being funded is testament to the great variety of wonderful collections and attraction at our museums and galleries across the country. These grants will help improve visitor experience, benefiting local communities and helping to encourage growth, whilst also inspiring audiences with new knowledge, and I’m delighted that with the ongoing generosity of the Wolfson Foundation we have been able to fund so many projects.” Ed Vaizey, Culture Minister.

The award comes at a time when the museum is preparing to move into the next phase of its development, when new exhibitions will begin to be installed in the improved gallery spaces.

“We’re delighted by the news of today’s award. The support from DCMS/Wolfson has been vital in realising this project which will inspire people with a remarkable history that really has shaped the world we live in. The telegraph was the precursor to the internet, and in an age when we are constantly connected to one another, these stories and collections are more relevant than ever.” – Mark George, Chief Executive Officer, Telegraph Museum Porthcurno.