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The Living Heritage Project addresses the challenges facing The Bar Convent by
improving access and visitor facilities, and transforming the presentation of The Bar
Convent's heritage into an interactive, inspirational, memorable experience.

It will make The Bar Convent into a place of welcome and hospitality fit for the 21st century: equipped to share its heritage, stories, values and treasures with the widest audience.

The Living Heritage Project will enable The Bar Convent to increase its visitor numbers, build new audiences and sustain it's work for future generations.

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The Living Heritage Project is a £2m capital scheme which will :

  • Create a new, state-of-the-art two floor exhibition presenting The Bar Convent's remarkable history and collections
  • Provide access around The Bar Convent for visitors with limited mobility, extending access to the Chapel
  • Create facilities for groups and for visitors with disabilities
  • Redevelop the visitor areas to improve awareness and understanding of the lives  and work of the resident Community
  • Improve visitor reception, orientation and signage

See the plans and visuals. (PDF 4 mb)

'I feel part of this visitor attraction. A powerhouse of prayer - what a privilege to visit'
(Visitor, September 2012)
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26th June 2015
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