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Government money will support heritage and cultural venues in Rutland and Stamford area




Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle are among 445 heritage site across the country to receive a financial boost from the Government to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

If approved by Rutland County Council’s cabinet, it is proposed the grant of £132,100 would spent helping to keep both venues open in future.

Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle were temporarily closed earlier this year, due to the pandemic.

Rutland County Museum
Rutland County Museum

Lucy Stephenson (Con), cabinet member for culture and leisure at Rutland County Council, said: “It has been a challenging time for our cultural venues. The pandemic forced temporary closures and has now caused day-to-day running costs to rise for both the museum and castle.

“We are very proud of the county’s heritage assets; working with The Friends of the Museum, this funding will support our work to minimise the impact the pandemic is having on these much loved places.”

Rutland’s cabinet meets on November 17. To join online visit www.rutland.gov.uk/meetings .

Grantham MP Gareth davies with Ursula Cholmeley at Easton Walled Gardens. (42636657)
Grantham MP Gareth davies with Ursula Cholmeley at Easton Walled Gardens. (42636657)

Other venues receiving money from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund include:

  • Easton Walled Gardens near Colsterworth - £77,800
  • Rockingham Castle in East Northamptonshire - £273,400
  • Elton Hall near Wansford - £290,630
  • The Cresset, Peterborough - £242,286
  • Pinders Circus - £50,000
  • Nevill Holt Opera - £85,000


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