Tudor House Museum in Worcester has been awarded a £61,000 grant to help restore its historic ceiling.

The museum, run by charity Worcester Heritage and Amenity Trust, has received the boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in support of their latest project, ‘Revealing The Past’.

The Trust has been developing the project for the past 12 months, carrying out paint analysis and investigations into the ceiling structure alongside research into the development of the building and the people who lived here.

Now, with support from the lottery, Droitwich Preservation Trust and other donors, work is set to begin this September. It will involve restoration work to Worcester’s last remaining Tudor embossed ceiling in the Grade II listed building.

While this work is happening, the museum will be undergoing a complete refresh of displays, using new facts uncovered about the 16th Century broadcloth trade and the people who worked in it.

During the year the project will take, the Trust will employ an engagement officer, a role created specifically for this project, who will be leading new community activities that will help people of all ages gain an insight into this lost part of Worcester’s history.

Tonia Collett, museum manager, said: “This is a really exciting project for Tudor House Museum, and we’re so pleased the National Lottery Heritage Fund have agreed to support it. Their grant will allow us to preserve a rare architectural feature in the city as well as create new opportunities for people to get involved with the museum and their heritage.”

Anne Jenkins, of the The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Returned to their original condition, the ceiling’s prancing horses and Tudor roses will certainly be a marvellous sight to behold.”