Yeovilton Museum saved

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to get additional emergency government funding to secure its future. The National Museum comprises four sites one of which is the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum.

The closure of the Museum during the pandemic covered the busiest months for visitors to the museum. That left a shortfall of £6.35 million in its income leaving it perilously short of cash.

The new money will be a lifeline for the Museum which was on the verge of having to declare itself insolvent within the next month.

They will now be able to begin the investment it needs to remobilise its sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Yeovilton and will be making announcements about dates for reopening, in the coming weeks.

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