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19 Jul 2019

Science and Industry Museum repairs go ahead with government backing

Urgently-needed repair work has begun on the Grade II listed Power Hall at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum, following an injection of funding from the UK government. [more...]

19 Jul 2019

First plans for London's Horniman Museum redevelopment are unveiled

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London is seeking feedback on concept plans produced by Studio Egret West that are designed to make the museum more accessible, enhance the visitor experience and develop more income-generating opportunities. [more...]

16 Jul 2019

Microsoft adds cultural heritage to artificial intelligence programme

Cultural heritage has become the latest focus for Microsoft in its AI for Good portfolio – a five-year commitment to using artificial intelligence to tackle some of society's biggest challenges. [more...]

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Expanded and improved: the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum opens after refit

The new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum has opened in Duns, in the Scottish Borders, following the completion of a £1.6m (US$2m, €1.78m) partnership project to enhance its displays. [more...]

Wheel the World founder calls on attractions to help make disabled travel more accessible

Alvaro Silberstein's ambition to inspire accessibility for those with disabilities to the world's most challengingly located attractions is moving forward impressively, despite the challenges he faces. [more...]

New designs for Museum of London revealed

The Museum of London has revealed the designs for its new home in West Smithfield, with the development scheme laying out a 24-hour cultural hub in the heart of the British capital. [more...]

Silverstone Experience delayed after contractor enters administration

The Silverstone Experience – a new visitor attraction coming to the home of the British Formula One Grand Prix – has had its opening pushed back until at least September after its main contractor went into administration. [more...]

Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive

Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs. [more...]

Lego buys Merlin in a deal valuing it at US$7.49bn

Global attractions giant, Merlin Entertainments, has been sold to the family behind toy firm Lego in partnership with two other investors. [more...]

In brief:

First ever Tourism Sector Deal includes plan to build 130,000 new hotel rooms by 2025 #TourismDeal #TourismSectorDeal #Tourism [more...]
Roman answer to Jorvik Viking Centre planned for York, as developers outline £150m plan @digforeboracum @YATNews [more...]
New lottery fund offers £100m for major UK heritage projects @HeritageFundUK [more...]
Eden Project North plans start to take shape, aiming for 2023 opening @edenproject @GrimshawArch [more...]
Update: boy who fell from Twister rollercoaster leaves hospital @LightwaterV #ThemePark #LightwaterValley [more...]
Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion highlights Cumbria’s traditional stonemasonry @edenstonework @SerpentineUK @honisterdotcom [more...]
Premier League football a 'significant generator' of inbound tourism @premierleague @VisitBritain #EPL #PremierLeague [more...]
London's Science Museum to open gallery charting the city's rise as a scientific power @sciencemuseum @HeritageFundUK [more...]
Plans for Mullin UK car museum get the go-ahead @FosterPartners [more...]
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