“an enhanced and expanded project”

In April this year the Director of the Ulster Museum, John Gilmour, claimed that they were “still on target” to complete the controversial renovation of the listed building on time. Today the BBC report that they’re not and that it will cost £3m more than initially envisaged. Nothing yet from the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.

The increase is being met through additional investment from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (£2.2m) and approximately £1m raised through a fundraising initiative by National Museums Northern Ireland.