Malcolm Cullum (front), chairman of Trustees at Immingham Museum and Heritage Centre with members of the Trustees.
ABP has donated £10,000 to Immingham Museum and entered a new partnership with the charity to support them.
The donation will allow Immingham Museum to invest in technology to take the museum into the next century and increase the attraction’s local reputation. An immersive video wall will allow visitors to experience life on the port and get a bird’s eye view from vessels entering the lock, to pilots boarding the vessels and coming up the Humber.
Simon Bird, Regional Director of ABP Humber said: “ABP are proud to support the local community and we believe it’s important to give back when we can. The port of Immingham has long been a part of the history of the town, and they already have an impressive display of the port’s history. This partnership will allow them to go further and for us to strengthen our ties.”
Malcolm Cullum, chairman of Trustees at Immingham Museum and Heritage Centre said: “We are delighted that ABP have decided to support Immingham Museum and we look forward to working with them in the future. It is now over 50 years since the Museum was formed and has been able to show the history of our area.
“Immingham Dock has been the making of our town and we look forward to not only showing the past but also look forward to the future.”
The museum, which is the only accredited one in North East Lincolnshire, will be supported with a yearly financial contribution, loan of documents and other assets from ABP’s vast historic archive, support from ABP staff in a volunteering capacity, port tours, and strengthened outreach ties with schools including port visits.
The first-floor room dedicated to the history of the port will be renamed the ABP Room and will be used to enhance people’s understanding of the port, which was officially opened on 22 July 1912 by King George V and Queen Mary.
Based in Immingham Civic Hub, the museum staffed by volunteers, opened in 1970 and its main theme is the history of the port of Immingham, and the Mayflower pilgrim connection. Entry to the museum is free and it is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 1pm to 4pm. For more information on the museum visit the website here.