Funding of Over £12 million Secured for Derry~Londonderry on the North Atlantic (DNA) Museum

4 Mar 2024

More than £12.7m in funding has been secured for the Derry~Londonderry on the North Atlantic (DNA) Museum in Ebrington Square on the banks of the Foyle.

The museum will play an important role in celebrating the rich maritime heritage of the North-West region, and highlighting the strategic importance of the city down through the centuries with trade and industry.

Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business and Culture Committee have welcomed the news that final Letters of Offer have been received from funding partners for the new Derry~Londonderry on the North Atlantic (DNA) Museum.

The funding announcement marks a major milestone in the development, and members heard that funding of £12,719,532 has now been allocated and secured from all project partners. The following partners include the Inclusive Future Funding administered through Tourism Northern Ireland (TNI); The Executive Office (TEO); The National Lottery Heritage Fund (Heritage Fund) and Department for Communities (DfC). In addition to funding sources from the Garfield Weston & Galewest Investments Ltd along with the Wolfson Foundation.

At the committee, members had heard that officers can now progress with the appointment of an IST (Integrated Supply Team), followed by the Fit-Out contractor, with works at Ebrington Square set to commence on the site in several months’ time, November.

The goal of the £12.7 million project is to have construction and fit-out works completed so that the DNA museum be open in summer 2026.