Tetbury Police Museum has received a lifeline grant worth £13,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).

The museum and courtroom is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the recovery fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

Funding will enable the museum to be sustainable through the pandemic and to continue to serve the community and prepare for a strong future.

|It will help the museum develop new ways of engaging the public with its collections, including digitally. It will also enable volunteers to learn new skills while it prepares to open in 2021.

Maria Marsh curator, said: “We are thrilled and excited to have received this Government funding to help the museum meet the challenges of recent times and help us to adapt and learn new ways of working to continue to be a vital part of the community and heritage of the area. The museum holds a unique collection about policing and law and order relating to the social history Tetbury and the surrounding villages.

“It also holds many interesting objects from the Gloucestershire Constabulary that are on display in the museum.

“Founded forty years ago it continues to tell an interesting story about Tetbury for the local community and the many visitors who visit the pretty Cotswold town.”