01 July 2022
back and to the future – museum of bygone times gets latest digital
A West Sussex visitor attraction, showing life from bygone
and ancient times, now benefits from future-ready, gigabit-capable
The Weald &
Downland Living Museum in Singleton has updated its digital
infrastructure so visitors can enjoy faster, more seamless broadband
The attraction was supported by West Sussex County Council
in its successful bid to a central Government fund aimed at helping the
events industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of £25,000
from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has
been used to boost the museum’s digital infrastructure, enabling
high-quality connectivity for audiences and attendees. The attraction
can also now produce stronger bids to secure future international
events which have to have a strong digital offer.
Ilona Harris, the Museum’s Marketing Director, said: “The
Weald & Downland Living Museum is delighted to have received this
Government funding from DCMS, and West Sussex County Council's support
was instrumental in bringing the constituent parts of the project
together and ensuring the project’s delivery.
“Having access to faster broadband means our visitor
experience in our admission, shop and café is faster and more seamless;
it also has great potential for us going forward and for our local
Paul Marshall, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said:
“I’m delighted our officers have been able to help one of West Sussex’s
visitor attraction ‘gems’ get future-ready, gigabit-capable broadband
The museum is home to the BBC’s popular The Repair Shop,
housed and filmed in the historic Court Barn, which is also now
supplied with gigabit-capable broadband.
F&W Networks deploys full fibre broadband in regions
throughout the UK, working in partnership with internet service
providers such as Hey!Broadband, who provide full fibre broadband
services to homes and businesses in the UK.
Picture: Photo courtesy of Karen Bornhoft – please give a
picture credit. Picture caption: Beth Tirvengadum
(left), the County Council’s Broadband Project Delivery Manager, who
helped the Weald and Downland Living Museum realise its aim to get
future-ready, gigabit-capable broadband speeds, with Ilona Harris, the
Museum’s Marketing Director, at the Museum in Singleton.
Notes to editors:
- The Weald & Downland Living Museum allows
visitors to discover how our ancestors lived and worked in a rural
landscape. One thousand years of rural life can be seen, heard,
felt, smelt and experienced at the open-air site.
- Full fibre broadband is the next generation of
internet, enabling for superior speeds (up to 1Gbps symmetrical)
and a totally reliable connection, which allows homes and
businesses to get future ready.
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