Sleaford toilet block to become town museum

Monument Gardens, Sleaford The museum will house artefacts collected by the Sleaford Museum Trust

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A redundant toilet block in Lincolnshire is to be converted into a museum.

The Sleaford Museum Trust has received money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to establish the £104,000 museum, which will tell the story of the town.

It will exhibit artefacts that have been presented to the trust over the years.

The planned museum in Monument Gardens on Southgate is due to open in January 2015.

A trust spokesman said it would give the collection, which had led a "wandering life" since being started in the 1970s, a permanent home.

The HLF has contributed £94,200 towards the project.

Vanessa Harbar, head of HLF East Midlands, said the town has "an important history and this project involves innovative ways for celebrating it through the re-use of a redundant building".

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