Cast your vote to fund UK museums
The Art Fund Prize is offering £100,000 to the UK museum which receives
the most votes in its online poll. One of the four places shortlisted is Blists Hill Victorian Town,
Ironbridge Museum Trust. The 54-acre site recreates life in the
East Shropshire Coalfield around 1900, bringing to life the industrial revolution through costumed staff and volunteers.
Hill was recently redeveloped to include a clay-mining experience and an incline lift. The on site ironworks have been rennovated to ensure they continue to engage and inform future generations, offering visitors live demonstrations.
Also shortlisted are the Ashmoleum Museum in Oxford, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.