Bovington's Tank Museum in Dorset has been handed a windfall two point five million pounds.
The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will go towards a new tank restoration centre, two new exhibitions and more support for volunteers.
Tank Museum Director Richard Smith said; "This is a pivotal moment in the history of The Tank Museum.
The support of the Heritage Lottery Fund will ensure that we can continue to thrive, so we are naturally delighted and extremely grateful."
Charles Dickens' house at Gad's Hill in Kent opens to the public for the first time this afternoon.
Previously the ground floor of of the property has only been accessible to the pupils of the independent school which occupies the building.
Sixty people a day will be allowed to tour the house at Higham where Dickens lived for thirteen years.
They'll be able to see key rooms, including the study where he wrote Great Expectations.
He died here in 1870 while working on his final novel.
The tours are being organised by the Charles Dickens Museum in London and will continue until the middle if August.
A museum was temporarily closed this morning after a live bomb was 'delivered' to it. Gravel was dredged up from the seabed to fill a cofferdam around HMS Alliance at the Royal Submarine Museum in Gosport. But when it was delivered staff noticed a live Bofors shell sticking out of the gravel.
A Royal Navy bomb squad was dispatched to take the shell away for a controlled explosion. Some visitors were turned away until the museum was re-opened at 10:30am today. Bofors shells were commonly used by surface ships during the Second World War.
The history of an African country is coming back to life in a small part southern England. Hundreds of objects and photographs from Angola dating back more than 70 years have gone on display at a museum in Kent. Tom Savvides talks to artist Helga Gamboa and curator Kate Moore.
The museum, which cost most than £15 million pounds to build, tells the story of the city's maritime history. But some critics warn that visitor numbers will drop off now that the Titanic anniversary has passed. Here is our report on its opening:
Maidstone has officially opened it's new £4.2 million wing. The extension has been criticised for not fitting in with the original Tudor building. Museum chiefs say it will attract more visitors and allow thousands more items to go on display.