Lottery wins are always surprising as they change the fortunes of the receiver. What is more interesting is a Lottery Grant that changed the fortunes of a museum in the UK. It was a surprise for every lottery lover when King Street Museum got thumbs up for a Lottery Grant. They are receiving £1,836,100 by Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a great boost for the museum owners as they badly required this win. This award helps them save the seventy-year-old vehicle shop that they occupy. The authorities plan a complete refurbishment to showcase vintage cars.
The roof of the museum is leaking badly, and the low energy heating has kept the owners de-motivated. A lottery grant is the only source of funds that can help them to plan a proper renovation. This award comes as a beautiful surprise to help them plan a hands-on structural change for the museum. Innovative exhibits, conferencing space, new café and various other activities are being planned. Modernization requires funds and that is the only area that affected the owners at King Street Museum.
Refurbishment project starts in the museum by the first week of October. Keith Moyes, the manager of the museum, is excited with the win. He appreciates the move by National Lottery Grant to help the owners plan a renovation of the Museum. The museum is an integral part of the Leyland Motors Factory that has stood there since 1930. By re-opening the museum for the general public, the owners will mark a new chapter in the history of this vintage vehicle shop.
Keith Moyes says that he plans to re-create the museum to present vintage vehicles in a lively modern atmosphere. It will take more than a year to finish all the work involved in the project. Owners at the museum said that it will function six days a week. The head of Heritage Lottery Fund is happy with the developments as it helps in engaging the present generation with British Heritage.