This morning Derby Museums Trust has received earmarked funding for a £9.38million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making project.
The project will sustainably redevelop Derby Silk Mill, site of the world's first factory and part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, to create an inspirational new museum uniquely made in collaboration with people from Derby.
Due to open in 2020, the full project costs are predicted to be £16.4 million, with £4million committed by Derby City Council.
The new Museum will celebrate Derby's heritage as a city of makers through its internationally, regionally and locally significant collections. It will also provide opportunities for local people to gain new skills and experiences and will aim to raise aspirations of future generations of innovators and makers.
Follow the progress of this project @DerbySilkMill