Cultra Manor £3m improvement revealed

Dan Harvey and Tim Cooke NMNI with Culture Minister Nelson McCausland The investment was announced by the then Culture Minister Nelson McCausland

The transformation of a manor house at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum will be unveiled on Tuesday.

The B1 listed Cultra Manor has been completely restored to allow it to be used as a venue for public and corporate events.

The Department of Culture Arts and Leisure announced the funding for the project in 2010.

Completed in 1904 it was the family home of career diplomat Sir Robert Kennedy and his family.

The refurbishment of Cultra Manor in County Down is part of National Museums Northern Ireland's ongoing programme of development across its sites, which also include the Ulster Museum, the Ulster American Folk Park, W5 and Armagh County Museum.

Sinn Fein's Caral Ni Chuilin will undertake one of her first duties as Culture Minister when she attends the launch.

Cultra Manor will reopen to the public in June 2011.

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