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Loughborough Carillon Museum gets £100,000 investment

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Improvement work should start later this year and is expected to be completed by Easter 2025.

Around £100,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be used to make improvements to Loughborough’s historic Carillon Tower and Museum.

The project will focus on improving the ground floor of the tower with new display cabinets and more modern ways of presenting information.

Matt Bradford, the Council’s head of contracts, said: “We are incredibly proud to look after the Carillon Tower along with the support of the Trust and its volunteers.

“The Tower has been part of Loughborough for over a century and plays an important role in the town’s history, commemorating those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for their country.

“We are pleased to have secured this significant amount of funding to develop the museum on the ground floor of the tower and I look forward seeing the project move forward.”

Improvement work should start later this year and is expected to be completed by Easter 2025.

Mel Gould, chairman of the Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum said: “It is great news the Carillon Tower and Museum will be receiving an investment of £100,000 to improve facilities and ensures the museum continues to operate.

“We are hoping to improve displays along with new cabinets and more modern ways of presenting artefacts and information.

“Clearly, we are disappointed the Museum will need to close while work is carried out, but we hope people will enjoy the recitals and appreciate hearing the bells ring out across the town.”

Carillon recitals will continue every Thursday and Sunday between 1 pm and 2 pm throughout the summer.

 

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