Lottery money for Titanic museum

March 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Southampton City Council is proposing to use lottery money for a Titanic museum. A new maritime museum has been in the pipeline for quite a while now with various proposals put forward but following a £4.6 million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) the new maritime museum is starting to become a reality.

The lottery funded Titanic museum is planned to open in 2012, a century after the ill-fated journey took place. The museum is to be housed in a grade II listed disused magistrates’ court which is intended to be converted into the Southampton Sea City Museum.

The Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner was the envy of ship builders around the world with some people claiming that she was unsinkable but just four days into her maiden voyage she struck an iceberg and sunk, killing 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board and now the story of her disastrous journey will be displayed for all to see.

The Heritage Lottery Fund assists many various schemes and projects to preserve Britain’s heritage, projects which would otherwise not be possible to undertake. Funding for the HLF comes directly from the National Lottery’s good causes cash, cash which is collected every time that you buy tickets for any of National Lottery’s draws or play any of their instant win games.

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