16 November 2012

Ambitious plans announced for Nottingham Castle

Nottingham City Council have recently announced plans for a £26 million redevelopment of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery should their bid for Heritage Lottery Funding be successful.

According to a council press release, the aim is to develop "a world class heritage attraction offering fun and excitement for all the family and a nationally significant centre for learning about protest and rebellion." There are ambitious claims that the project will bring in an additional £77 million and 1,300 jobs to the local economy. Predictably, our old friend, Robin Hood, will be a key attraction.

While welcoming the proposals to improve the existing museum and art gallery facilities I was slightly worried to find that they also intend "re-establishing the mediaeval moat and bridge" and wonder what English Heritage's reaction will be!

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