Multi-million pound boost for tourism in Cumbria

Artist impressions of plans for the Windermere Jetty and Wordsworth Museum Credit: Osprey Communications

The government has approved a multi-million pound funding package for three major tourist attractions in Cumbria.

The £3.29 million World Heritage Lake District proposal will go towards Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories; Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere; and Kendal’s Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum.

Artist impressions of plans for Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum Credit: Osprey Communications

It's one of three projects across the north to win government backing via the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

The government intends for the funding to encourage cultural and creative regeneration and benefit areas that have historically had low levels of investment.