Business Sustainability Plan Cambridge Museum of Technology

Business Plan Cambridge Museum of TechnologyClient: Cambridge Museum of Technology

Cambridge Museum of Technology is based in an original Victorian sewage pumping station, which is a scheduled monument. Between 2015 and 2019, a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and others developed the site, creating a new exhibition, education and meeting space, building an access ramp at the main entrance and completely overhauling the collections and displays. The museum was relaunched in Autumn 2019. However, the Covid pandemic closed the museum for much of 2020 and some of 2021, dramatically reducing income. To find out more about Cambridge Museum of Technology, please visit their website.

Planning Solutions Consulting was commissioned to prepare a Business Sustainability Plan for this important visitor, community and heritage resource in Cambridge. Working closely with the Trustees, our work included a baseline review of the museum operation – the museum’s strategy, revenue generation, current audiences and use of the site; a market assessment, including commentary on COVID; identifying and evaluating key revenue generation opportunities taking into account the human resource available; and setting out potential levels of future income. The work was funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund.

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