Belfast Telegraph

Museum gets £3m facelift

Cultra Manor, one of the jewels of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, is to have a £3m refurbishment.

Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure Nelson McCausland visited the museum on Tuesday to announce the funding.

He said: "This project will enable Cultra Manor to fulfil its commercial and partnership potential as a premier facility for public programmes, learning activities, corporate events and private hire."

Tim Cooke, Director of National Museums Northern Ireland which runs the museum said the latest project was part of a longer-term strategy bringing more than £9m of investment into the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

He said: "Our programme has already seen the refreshment of many exhibit buildings in the Folk Museum area and the opening of the Gilford cinema complex and Ballycultra tea rooms. We are currently planning fresh investment in the Transport Museum to improve existing galleries and add new exhibitions."

Cultra Manor will reopen in June 2011.

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