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Lottery cash sought to realise Duns motorsport museum vision

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November 17 2015

Lottery cash sought to realise Duns motorsport museum vision
Scottish Borders Council and the Jim Clark Trust are submitting a £700k funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund in an effort to realise their vision for an expansion of the attraction to include new car and trophy displays, a café, shop and function room.

The museum is hoping to have the new centre in place for 2018 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Formula One champion Jim Clark’s death at Hockenheim, Germany.

A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: “This [design proposal] seeks to remodel and rationalise the accommodation in the B-listed building that currently houses the collection and proposes bringing into use a former garage to display racing cars as part of the overall visitor experience.

"A glazed link is also proposed to provide a light-touch intervention that allows the character of the original building to be maintained while providing a new focal point entrance for the museum. This link would also provide space that could be adapted for different uses and be capable of further expansion to the rear elevation in the future if the collection continues to grow."

Financial support of 900k has already been raised by the local community and council toward the £1.65m scheme, designed by the council's architect services team.
Expanded exhibition space will allow a selection of vintage racing cars to be placed on display
Expanded exhibition space will allow a selection of vintage racing cars to be placed on display
Revised plans will see the existing museum expanded
Revised plans will see the existing museum expanded

3 Comments

Helping_Hand
#1 Posted by Helping_Hand on 17 Nov 2015 at 10:43 AM
Hi UR,

The image you provided is from a far earlier version located in a different town.

If you refer to the BBC Scotland page, you will find the correct images.
UR
#2 Posted by UR on 17 Nov 2015 at 15:19 PM
Apologies, I've amended the visuals to reflect the current scheme.
wonky
#3 Posted by wonky on 18 Nov 2015 at 09:59 AM
Not before time. Arguable the greatest driver in history ( certainly the most naturally gifted 'genius' in the sport) ought to have an exhibition space more fitting to his magnitude as a giant of motor sport.

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