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21 Sep 2018

Joanna Lumley-backed Peter Pan centre to open late 2018 in Scotland

The inspiration behind the Peter Pan story, Moat Brae House, is being fully restored and turned into the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries, Scotland. [more...]

20 Sep 2018

Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund partner to help English museums

Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have announced a partnership to ensure museums in England can get more help at a strategic level. [more...]

18 Sep 2018

Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham

Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’s new £20m ($26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, England has opened its doors to the public with a promise from Grylls to bring the “spirit of endeavour” to one destination. [more...]

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Three-storey maze inside V&A's Sackler Courtyard spreads sustainability message

MultiPly, a nine-metre pavilion constructed by architectural design studio Waugh Thistleton is now on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Sackler Courtyard for the London Design Festival. [more...]

UNWTO creates management strategy to help cities suffering from overtourism

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been created to highlight the effects of "overtourism", also helping the world's cities better manage the impact of tourism on their populations. [more...]

Skills for Success programme looks to 'diversify' Scotland's museum workforce

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched an initiative looking to address the lack of accessible entry routes into museum jobs for non-university graduates by offering opportunities for non- graduates. [more...]

Work to begin on £6.7m Northampton museum expansion

Construction work is set to begin on a £6.7m expansion of Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery, following the appointment of a main contractor for the project. [more...]

V&A Dundee wows with new photography ahead of weekend launch

Photographs of Scotland’s first design museum, the V&A Dundee, have been released ahead of its 15 September opening. [more...]

V&A Dundee opening: New images of interiors released

The V&A Dundee has released new images of its interiors ahead of its eagerly anticipated, official opening on Saturday 15 September. [more...]

In brief:

Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit @ETOA [more...]
Sally Corp partners with Aardman for new Shaun the Sheep dark ride @aardman @sallycorp [more...]
UKinbound appoints Joss Croft as CEO @UKinbound @josscroft [more...]
Revised plans for £20m 'The Journey' attraction to be submitted later this year [more...]
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 7 September 2018 [more...]
AZA's US$1bn conservation target on track after record year [more...]
London's Postal Museum welcomes 200,000 visitors in debut year @thepostalmuseum [more...]
Britain's Cultural Protection Fund allocates £3m to heritage protection overseas @DCMS @BritishCouncil [more...]
Tower Bridge unveils permanent exhibition to mark second phase of the redevelopment [more...]
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