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18 Apr 2019

£15m waterpark opens in Wales ahead of Easter weekend

A new £15m (US$19.5m, €17.3m) waterpark has opened its doors to the public in Rhyl, Wales, with three flumes for thrillseekers to enjoy. [more...]

18 Apr 2019

Elton John makes significant V&A donation for photography collaboration

London’s V&A Museum has announced a partnership with Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, that will see its Gallery 101 in the newly opened V&A Photography Centre renamed 'The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery'. [more...]

18 Apr 2019

Climate Emergency campaign draws support from UK culture sector

More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged their support to Culture Declares Emergency (CDE), which is part of the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign. [more...]

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£50m industrial heritage visitor attraction planned for Wales

An industrial heritage visitor attraction at a castle in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, is being planned and will tell the story of the town, which was the largest producer of iron in the world in the 1800s. [more...]

Construction set to begin on Scottish tapestry visitor attraction

A new £6.7m (US$8.8m, €7.7m) visitor attraction housing the Great Tapestry of Scotland is coming to the country, with construction to begin on a site in Galashiels in the coming weeks. [more...]

Paralympic Heritage Centre opens in England

A world first heritage centre dedicated to the Paralympic movement has opened in Stoke Mandeville, England, telling the story of it from its inception in the 1940s to present day. [more...]

UK climate change museum looks for funding to accelerate development

Crowdfunding is being used to raise money for a pop-up climate change museum for the UK. [more...]

Planning permission granted to £6m Black Country Living Museum renovation

UK architectural practice Napier Clarke Architects has secured planning permission for its £6m (US$7.9m, €7m) expansion and renovation of the Black Country Living Museum’s (BCLM) entrance building. [more...]

Silverstone Experience gearing up for June opening

A new visitor attraction at the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix is on track to open in early June 2019, providing visitors with a three-hour journey through the past, present and future of British motor racing. [more...]

In brief:

Techniquest’s £5.7m large-scale expansion to use fish as power source @Techniquest [more...]
Harry Potter studio tour opens largest-ever expansion – Gringotts Bank @wbtourlondon #HarryPotter [more...]
Watchers begin vigil on Hadrian’s Wall to mark final GoT series @EnglishHeritage [more...]
£36m fund created by UK government for British coastal museums and heritage @mhclg [more...]
Ambitious plans for London's largest music venue unveiled @msglondon [more...]
Fáilte Ireland makes €15.5m available for undiscovered towns with attractions of scale @Failte_Ireland [more...]
Alton Towers Dungeon opens in place of Charlie and Chocolate Factory ride @altontowers [more...]
Proposed planetarium in Wales to be one of the world’s largest @darkskywales [more...]
Tate Modern is UK's most visited attraction as UK-wide visitor attraction numbers rise by almost 9 per cent in 2018 @alva_uk [more...]
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