A Lynn museum will be able to transform its research centre after receiving a £56,500 Lottery grant.
True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum will now be able to employ an officer to look after its vast collections in the Pat Midgley Research Centre: “Opening up a House of History” – thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
The money will also help to conserve the vast collections of photographs, pictures and other documents which are brought in every day.
Trust chairman Dr Paul Richards was delighted with the grant for the centre, which was founded by the late Mrs Midgley 25 years ago.
He said: “To ensure our House of History will be preserved and accessible for the education and enjoyment of today’s and future generations is a major achievement thanks to the HLF grant. To discover the past is to enrich the future!
“True’s Yard is a very important tourist destination, community centre and education and research centre. This is really wonderful and gives us chance to get on top of these resources and make sure they are kept for future generations.”
The museum, which has more than 7,000 photographs, is now used by schools, students and family historians.
Head of HLF East of England, Robyn Llewellyn, said: “Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we’re thrilled to support this project. Next year marks 25 years since Pat founded the museum and this project means her legacy will continue.”