Chatteris Museum scoops Lottery grant

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Staff at a Fenland museum are celebrating after winning a Heritage Lottery grant.

Chatteris Museum has received £7,900 to help with the costs of its exciting new exhibition which will be going ahead later this year.

The Ancient Human Occupation of Chatteris exhibition will be covering the prehistoric era to the Iron Age.

The Lottery money will be used to identify man- made items in local and national museums, up to 1,000,000 years old and to arrange loans to mount an exhibition.

Senior curator Jenny Furlong said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to give Chatteris an interest and pride in a period of the town’s long history that has not been possible before.

“It’s great that we have been awarded this grant and we can’t wait to get started. We are all really excited about telling other people about our Stone Age treasures and sharing our heritage and history with them.”

Volunteers at the Church Lane Museum will also produce posters, maps and pamphlets, give presentations and guided tours of the exhibition. They will also promote the exhibition to community groups and schools.

Robyn Llewellyn, of the HLF, said: “Sharing Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Chatteris Museum, local school pupils and the wider community can embark on a real journey of discovery.”