In 2010 Towcester Museum secured a £49,900 ‘Your Heritage Grant’ from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This, together with £13,500 raised from the museum’s own fundraising activities, provided the financial resources to develop our interpretive scheme.
Our project is designed to interpret the history of Towcester via a series of changing interactive exhibitions that excite visitors’ imaginations and allow them to relate history to their own lives.
The Museum Trust will be developing the ‘Road Through History Project’ in three exhibitions over the next three years from 2012-2015. The first exhibition traces the origins of Towcester from the Stone Age through the Bronze and Iron Ages to the end of the Roman occupation. The second exhibition will cover the rise of Anglo-Saxon Towcester through the mediaeval period up to the English Civil War. The third exhibition will cover the Georgian & Victorian periods, the Twentieth Century and the two World Wars up to the present day.
By presenting the ‘Road Through History’ trilogy as a series of changing, but related exhibitions, the trust will retain visitor interest and encourage multiple visits to the museum. The Heritage Lottery has been very supportive of this project from the outset and has become a very important strategic partner, thus ensuring its long term sustainability.