Telford MP has met with Anna Brennan the Chief Executive of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Trust and Ironbridge.
The Museums Trust is the largest independent museum in the country and currently employs around 240 staff with many more people volunteering to help preserve Ironbridge’s historic past.
During Lucy meeting with Anna a number of issues affecting the museums trust were discussed including poor public transport links between Ironbridge and central Telford.
Lucy also learnt about how the museums trust works to stay current today through the work of Engenuity, a national design and technology centre.
Speaking after the meeting Lucy Allan MP said: “I’m pleased that Anna was able to update me on how the museums trust is preserving an important part of our industrial history. With it on our doorstep it is sometime easy to forget just how revolutionary the Ironbridge Gorge area was and what an incredible national asset this World Heritage Site is.
“The task of preserving, conserving and educating are demanding tasks and the staff and volunteers are vital to ensuring that this heritage is there for others to enjoy and learn from in years to come.
“Better public transport links to the Ironbridge Gorge would be a real benefit and I hope that this can be achieved in the near future.”