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Council funding boost puts Corinium Museum on solid ground

The Corinum Museum in Cirencester is set to benefit from a £135,000 funding boost from Cotswold District Council to finance unforeseen work to ground below the shop area.

Councillors agreed to increase the council's contribution to the museum's 'Stone Age to Corinium Project' after it was found the ground and foundations below the shop were in poor condition.

Underpinning work was needed which would be an extra cost to the £1.5 million plus work that had already been agreed.

Councillor Jenny Forde said: "Most of us have been living in this area long enough to know how common this situation is when working with old buildings and despite all efforts, this truly was unforeseen.

"We're taking the long-term view that this £1.7million project will ultimately benefit everyone and will secure the future of our beloved and important Museum."

The Corinium Museum is looking to raise further funds by selling Corinium Creatures to members of the public.

For a minimum donation anyone can buy one of the creatures and have it printed with a name of their choice and that will be displayed on the Museum's walls for a year.

The creatures have been designed by renowned artist and designer Clifford Richards and are inspired by iconic objects on display in the museum galleries.

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