The Living Heritage Project addresses the challenges facing The Bar Convent by
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.'A hidden gem of tranquility for people of all denominations' (Visitor, April 2012)
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Those who currently visit The Bar Convent are overwhelmed by the warmth of the welcome, and the extraordinary heritage hidden within this ‘little gem in the hustle and bustle of the city’.
Visitors come from across the UK and around the world, as evidenced by entries in the visitors books. In the last 2 years alone, worldwide visitors have come from: Australia; New Zealand, USA, Malaysia, Germany, Borneo, Denmark, China, Brazil, Holland, Tanzania, Thailand, South Africa, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Kenya, India, Mauritius, Austria…and many more.
The Living Heritage Project will create facilities and the capacity to welcome these, and reach out to many more, visitors for years to come, including:
Exhibition and Hidden Chapel Reopening September 1
Fundraising Update: £1.7m raised to date