It is with regret that in July 2017, Blackpool Council decided that it was unable to proceed with the Blackpool Museum Project in the Winter Gardens. Unfortunately the scale of the matched funding target was too great at a time when the Council is under severe financial pressure.

Despite this decision, the Council still has the ambition to build on the excellent work done to date. Although the ambition remains to build a museum in Blackpool, it is likely to be over a different scope and time frame than originally envisaged.

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This section of the website includes the original Blackpool Museum Project information dating from November 2014 – March 2017.