Blackpool Museum: One step closer! 17 March 2017 by Visit Blackpool The application includes the final plans and costings for the delivery of the Museum in 2020. It completes the development phase of Blackpool Museum Project which has been funded by Blackpool Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project will see the creation of a new museum celebrating Britain’s love of the seaside holiday and popular entertainment – highlighting Blackpool’s significance nationally and internationally. The Museum will reveal and showcase Blackpool’s nationally significant collections and heritage for the first time, creating interactive and engaging displays and dedicated learning and performance facilities, that will host an incredible array of exhibitions, events and activities. It will also bring national collections to Blackpool allowing visitors and residents to see iconic objects from the greats of British entertainment. It will create 40 full-time equivalent jobs, plus a range of volunteering and training opportunities. It will attract 210,000 visitors each year, including 22,000 new staying visitors with an economic benefit of £12.3m to the region. The Project will also enable the repair, restoration and reuse of the Grade II* listed Pavilion and Horseshoe creating a destination attraction set within the world renowned Winter Gardens entertainment complex. HLF will make their decision this summer. But work will not stop! We will be continuing with the preparation for the delivery of the Museum and working to secure further funding, develop partnerships and collect stories. We would like to say thank you for your help and assistance to the project over the last two years. It has been an amazing journey so far and we are proud to be part of this ambitious project. We look forward to your continued support in helping us realise this ground breaking scheme, which we believe will be truly transformational for Blackpool.