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Havering Museum loves its £9,900 Lottery grant

PUBLISHED: 09:30 24 October 2010

Start of lectures at Havering Museum.Sold out in six hours,   -- speaker -   Sarah Wise

Start of lectures at Havering Museum.Sold out in six hours, -- speaker - Sarah Wise

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Money will pay for "I Heart History" project

LOVE for history is the order of the day at Havering Museum after it won a £9,900 Lottery grant.

The grant will allow the museum, in The Brewery Gate, High Street, Romford, to run “I Heart History” up until May next year, a project which celebrates ordinary people’s love for the past.

Volunteers will record and tell the story of how a group of historians and residents got together to fight for the museum and a postcard survey invites members of the public to say why they “heart” history.

Adults are being treated to a selection of lunchtime history lectures about the local area.

For children, the past is being linked to the future as they get involved in a series of workshops designing a futuristic museum.

The best designs will be displayed in the museum for a year.

The museum’s outreach officer Michelle Johansen said: “We’re so pleased to have this additional funding from Heritage Lottery as it allows Havering Museum to fulfill one of its key aims – to fun lively and engaging activities aimed at a wide range of users, of all ages and abilities.

For more information visit www.haveringmuseum.org.uk or call 08452 707 737.

The museum is open Wednesday to Friday 12pm to 5pm and between 11am and 5pm on Saturday.

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