DCMS Wolfson latest awards - January 2019

DCMS Wolfson latest awards

Thirty-five museums and galleries across the country have received grants of up to £300,000 under the £4 million DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund (see below). The winners were announced today by Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation and Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.  For more information on the announcement, see the news page.

Map of museums and galleries who received funding


Museum / Gallery



Cannon Hall Museum

Cracking Ceramics!


Black Country Living Museum

BCLM: Forging Ahead, Cast-Iron Houses


Bucks County Museum

Touch of Bucks Gallery Redevelopment


Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Essential Enhancements to the Victorian Ropery Gallery and Visitor Experience


Chetham's Library

Opening up Chetham's Library


Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Connects


Derby Silk Mill

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill - Enhancing the temporary exhibition space


Dorset County Museum

Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset: Collections Care and Access


The Geffrye Museum of the Home

Unlocking the Geffrye: Collections Study Room and Reading Lounge


Horniman Museums and Gardens

Music in the Making - Gallery Improvements


Hull Maritime Museum

Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City


IWM London

Transforming IWM London: Phase 2


London Transport Museum

London's Transport at War - bringing the story to life


Luton Culture

Hat Works - The renovation and reanimation of the heritage of Luton's industrial past


Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum: hello future


Museum of East Anglian Life

Heritage Farm: enabling the masterplan


National Holocaust Centre

Enhancing the Visitor Experience at The National Holocaust Centre and Museum


National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Investment in infrastructure to support our developing  major temporary exhibition programme


Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

The Story of Nottingham Lace: a new Lace Gallery in Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery


Oriental Museum Durham

Silk Road Gallery


People's History Museum

Improving Storage at the People's History Museum


The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Petrie and Edwards: Gateway to the World of Eqyptology


Pitt Rivers Museum

Engaging the senses: activating the Pitt Rivers Museum's Photograph and Sound Collections through digital audio-visual technology


The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

'Operation Spitfire'


Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Reinterpretation and Reconnecting Project


Science Museum

London: Science City


Southampton City Art Gallery

Lighting Up


SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain environmental monitoring improvement and Conservation in Action display


Stephenson Railway Museum

Pioneers from the Dawn of Railways: Killingworth Billy & the Willington Waggonway (The Stephensons - North Tyneside to the world)


Sunderland Museum

Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens Development (Phase 2 - Increasing Audiences)


Tank Museum

Second World war Galleries Redisplay (Phase 1)


Tate Britain

Tate Britain New Displays 2020: Gallery Improvements


The Wilson

Observation, Imagination and Making; 100 years on Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement


Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

'Dressed to Impress': Showcasing a collection of national significance; transforming a historic space


Weston Park

Stories from Ancient Egypt to Sheffield