Museums in Liverpool have been awarded a £350,000 grant to train staff to help attract more visitors.
National Museums Liverpool, which runs the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery, will use the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) cash to train six recruits.
They will learn how to engage hard-to-reach audiences and plan activities for ethnic minorities, disabled visitors, families and children.
The two-year trainee placements will begin next year.
Alyson Young, National Museums Liverpool's training and development officer, said: "This award enables us to expand our work while helping existing staff build on their skills.
"It helps us reach every section of the community."