The chief executive of Lakeland Arts has welcomed a six-figure sum from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund – and said it is 'counting the days' until venues welcome people back.

Funding will support reopening of Windermere Jetty Museum and Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house.

Rhian Harris said: “In this pandemic era, where life has been significantly restricted for everyone, museums and galleries are a vital part of communities’ recovery.

"At our cultural venues, we look forward to a busy summer beginning with the reopening of Windermere Jetty Museum café on April 12 and our wonderful new season of exhibitions and experiences will be ready for visitors at both Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house and Windermere Jetty Museum later this spring. We’re counting the days until we can welcome people safely back through our doors!”