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Brook Rural Museum awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund grant

Brook Rural Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an £88,294 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake an 18-month project ’Brook Rural Museum – Reaching out into our communities’.

John Nightingale, Chair of the Wye Rural Museum Trust expressed his gratitude, saying, “This is an exciting time for the museum and a key opportunity to build up links in Ashford, helping a more diverse audience reach our collection.”

Building on the success of our previous NLHF project , the primary aim of this new project is to extend the museum’s reach and impact across Ashford, connecting the local community with the Museum’s collection and wider stories about rural life and local people.

The project will reach out to schools, care homes and charities supporting vulnerable people and reaching a broader range of audiences through outreach projects and a public programme at the museum.

Brook Rural Museum will be open from 2pm – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays between 24 May and 29 September 2024.

As a huge thank you to National Lottery Players, the museum will be FREE* to visit across the 2024 season.

*This offer excludes group visits (5+ adults), guided tours, and special events.

If you would like to volunteer with Brook Rural Museum during this exciting phase, please complete our online application form or get in touch at: enquiries@brookruralmuseum.org.uk

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