THE Museum of Royal Worcester has been awarded £107,275 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion fund to help arts venues.

The museum is planning to use the money to help with running costs, as well as opening a new ceramic workshop space.

Museum Director Sophie Heath said: "We are absolutely delighted to achieve this award which supports us to sustain this rich local heritage in the place where it means the most, and play our part in the recovery of our local communities. This funding enables us to adapt to better engage our audiences in covid-secure ways and meet the challenges facing us.

"The funding we have received will allow us to reach out and involve our local communities through a new Pop-up Museum that we can take into outdoor settings, with creative and craft activities inspired by our collection and created by local artists."

The money is part of Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden's Culture Recovery Fund. A number of venues across the county have also received funding including Malvern Theatres, which has received more than £970,000 to help its recovery from the coronavirus crisis. For more information about the Museum of Royal Worcester, go to