[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 19:29 GMT 20:29 UK
Museum hopes for 10m development
Black Country Living Museum
The museum is planning to increase visitor numbers
Black Country Living Museum is hoping to raise 10m towards its future development.

The Dudley museum, which mainly depicts the Victorian industrial revolution period, hopes the money will come from regeneration and tourism bodies.

It will use the money to create a whole street themed on the 1930s, which museum director Ian Walden called a "period of real rapid change".

It hopes the revamp will boost visitor numbers from 250,000 a year to 300,000.

Construction of the first building in the new street has already begun.

Mr Walden said of the plans: "It's an area of the Black Country that we haven't covered.

"It's a period of real rapid change. The decline of the iron industry, the decline of the coal industry, beginnings of the motor industry and of course the beginning of the Second World War - so we think there's a period there that people can relate to."




RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific