Blackpool to get first museum after winning £4m lottery grant

Museum is mainly aimed at local people, and will not turn town ‘middle class’, says council leader

Blackpool is to get its first museum – telling the story of Britain’s first mass seaside resort and its place in the history of popular culture – after winning a £4m lottery grant.

Scheduled to open in March 2021, Show Town: The Museum of Fun and Entertainment will be situated on the promenade, near Blackpool Tower.

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