The Army Flying Museum has received £29,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support its online lecture infrastructure, website, and museum operational costs.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began the Middle Wallop based Museum has been reaching audiences across the globe with a successful lockdown lecture series and outreach programme.
Lucy Johnson, Army Flying Museum chief executive, said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can now continue our hugely popular online lectures, which have kept us engaged with thousands of people while they may have otherwise felt quite isolated. More than 17,000 people have watched our lectures around the globe. Two seasons are still available to watch, and a third season is being planned. Now we have reopened, with restrictions and guidelines in place, it’s important that we continue to forge ahead with this broad offering to a much wider audience that otherwise wouldn’t know about us or the story of Army flying that we tell. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us at this crucial time – it’s a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about sustaining heritage for the benefit of all.”