Maldon's Combined Military Services Museum gets £52,400 pandemic recovery grant

  Posted: 13.10.20 at 07:30 by The Editor

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A MALDON museum has been given a £52,400 Government emergency grant to help support it through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Combined Military Services Museum in Station Road was awarded the money from the Cultural Recovery Fund yesterday (Monday, 12 October).

The cash is part of £3.7million from the fund shared between 22 venues across Essex.

Maldon Nub News visited the museum less than two weeks ago to report on the incredible collections held there, including a Viking sword thought to be from the Battle of Maldon, many rare relics from the world of special operations and espionage and items and costumes from ancient times to the present day.

Museum curator Julie Miller said: "We are delighted to have received this award which shows just how special our nationally important collection is, and we can now look to the future for the museum with excitement and optimism."

Maldon MP John Whittingdale said: “As a Minister in DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) I am very much aware that museums and galleries are under huge financial pressure as a result of the pandemic and know that the Government is doing all it can to help them get through this.

“The museum is a fantastic asset to the district with a collection of national importance.

“I have visited on many occasions and each time have found new items with fascinating histories.”

You can find the feature on the museum by Maldon Nub News here.

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