International Slavery Museum among recipients of NLHF £50m Heritage Horizon Awards 3 Aug 2021

The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool is among five projects sharing £50m in NLHF’s Heritage Horizon Awards, which supports innovative projects to revolutionise UK heritage. The museum’s £9.93m grant will support its transformation from a collection of galleries into a prominent museum, based at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr building. It will work with those most affected by the legacies of slavery in Liverpool, across the UK and internationally. The four other winners of the Heritage Horizon awards are:

  • Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens – the last surviving seaside cast iron and glass building of its type, which will be restored to bring education, entertainment and new life at the heart of the town.
  • A national marine park in Plymouth, including restoring and reusing two listed buildings, and a zero carbon by 2030 project, including doubling the size of seagrass beds.
  • Peatland Progress – sustainable wet farming in the fens to lock in carbon.
  • Cairngorms 2030 – bringing together 45 partners in the UK’s largest national park to address the climate emergency.

NLHF, NML, ITV, Museums Journal