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Cambridgeshire museum's plans to modernise for future

Ely museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Cambridgeshire museum's started an appeal to raise more than £100,000 to modernise it for the future.

Staff at Ely museum say the current site is not 'fit for purpose' and they're hoping for lottery funding to re-develop the building.

Staff have applied for funding to pay for a new education centre and to improve their exhibition space.

Staff say the exhibition space needs modernising Credit: ITV News Anglia

"This is all something that we're hoping to get Heritage Lottery Funding support for, but in order to do that we need to raise local money. We need to get local people enthused about their museum so they can come visit more."

– Sara Adderson, Assistant curator, Ely museum
This is how the education centre would look Credit: Tricolor Associates
Exterior view of the extension for the education centre. Credit: Tricolor Associates

They need to raise more than 100,000 pounds to unlock 1.67 million pounds of Heritage lottery money.

The museum has already had funding to come up with the designs for the project and if they're approved and the match funding raised, the work could start on the project in January 2019.

Ground floor gallery Credit: HAT Projects

Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.