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.
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.
Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.