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Friends help museum's 2017 plans with donation

Aaron Wise 19th Dec, 2016

THE FRIENDS of Worcester City Museum have donated more than £5,000 towards an historic City landmark’s 2017 developments.

David Thorpe, Trustee of the Friends of Worcester City Museums, handed over a cheque for £5,400 to staff at the Commandery on Thursday (December 15), at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

The donation will go towards funding the iconic building’s programme of developments which will open next summer and include a new ‘Worcester’s Civil War Story’ exhibition.

The major project will aim to create an improved visitor experience and is being funded by Worcester City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Mr Thorpe said: “We’re delighted to be able to help with the new developments at The Commandery, which will focus on Worcester’s role in the Civil War.

“The Battle of Worcester ranks with Magna Carta as a pivot in the development of our democratic constitution, so Worcester’s Civil War story is of national importance.”

Iain Rutherford, Museums Worcestershire general manager, said: “We would like to thank the Friends of Worcester City Museums for their special contribution to the project, which will help to bring to life objects from our collection and open up new opportunities to enjoy our City’s heritage.”

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