Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Hexham Old Gaol awarded Art Fund grant

The Hexham Old Gaol is one of Hexham’s most impressive and historic landmarks. and the museum has always been popular with visitors both locally and from further afield. 

I am therefore delighted by the news that the Hexham Old Gaol has been awarded a Respond and Reimagine grant from Art Fund, the national charity for art.

The Respond and Reimagine grant is part of Art Fund’s dedicated Covid-19 support fund for museums and galleries and is designed to help some of the country’s best and most imaginative museums and galleries to adapt to the challenges of Covid-19. Art Fund has made over £3 million of funding available to help museums reimagine future ways of working.


Museums and galleries are such important aspects of our communities and economies, and I know how challenging this year has been for our local museums. Congratulations to Hexham Old Gaol on being awarded this funding- it is fantastic news for one of Hexham’s best-loved museums.