Suffolk museums get a share of £300,000
- 6 March 2014
- From the section Suffolk
Three Suffolk museums are getting funding of £300,000 between them to increase their visitor numbers.
The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket gets £127,500 towards its £15m project to move to the Palace House and stables.
Gainsborough's House in Sudbury is getting £85,000 while the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket has been given £97,000.
The money has been allocated by the publicly-funded Arts Council.
Gainsborough's House, which is a museum based at the house where the 18th Century artist Thomas Gainsborough grew up, has about 20,000 visitors a year.
It wants to employ a marketing officer to increase that to 25,000 and a commercial officer to improve its shop.
The Museum of East Anglian Life said it would use its money to improve its engagement with the community.