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Culture Recovery Fund money welcomed by heritage and arts service

City Culture Peterborough, which runs the arts and heritage services in the city, has received a grant of £195,000 from the government's Culture Recovery Fund.
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Peterborough Museum will be one of the venues to benefit from the Culture Recovery funding (Photo: John Baker)

The organisation put in a bid to the £1.57 billion government fund to help it recover and reopen its key sites – including Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen, the city libraries and the Key Theatre – after the third national lockdown.

The funding is to be used to support arts and heritage, with an aim to make it more accessible for local people. This will include a digital experience, as well as a new website so that visitors can access events, activities and festivals in the city.

Heritage and arts programme manager at City Culture Peterborough Sarah Wilson said: "This funding is such a gratefully received lifeline for Peterborough – not just for reopening our much-loved culture venues but for us to invest in new and improved technologies for visitors. 

"If the last year has taught us one thing it’s that access to our services is more important than ever. We’ve already taken steps to improve this ourselves through the Select and Collect services at our libraries, as well as online shows and workshops from the Key Theatre. 

"This new money will help us to build a new website and invest in new customer experience and online exhibition systems that will make it easier for people to visit us online as well as in person."