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Political Impasse Delays Derry Maritime Museum Plans

30th November -0001
An artist's impression of how the Maritime Museum will look when completed An artist's impression of how the Maritime Museum will look when completed Photo: DC&SDC Planning Dept.

#coastalnotes - The political stalemate in Northern Ireland at Stormont writes The Derry Journal is delaying efforts to secure funding to start work on Derry’s planned new Maritime Museum.

Derry City & Strabane District Council has confirmed that several million pounds has already been dedicated to the project, but that it is still awaiting funding from a number of other bodies.

The new museum and Archive Centre will be located across three buildings running alongside Ebrington Square. It will include new galleries and an archival and genealogy section, as well as educational facilities.

The Maritime Museum and Archive Centre will celebrate Derry and Lough Foyle’s historic maritime importance over the centuries, including its role as a vital naval base during and after the Second World War.

For more on the project newspaper has a report here.


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