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Isle of Wight tourist attraction gets refurbishment

Tue 10 Apr 2012

Isle of Wight tourist attraction gets refurbishment

One of the top tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight is set to benefit from major refurbishment, it has been announced by the island's local authority.

Fort Victoria is set to be the beneficiary of a scheme to see the walls and roof of the building repaired, while many other improvements are also going to be made.

The work has been made possible as a result of the award of £187,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding towards the project, it was noted by the council.

West Wight Landscape Partnership is taking charge of the scheme and it is expected to come to an end by November, while the fort will remain open to visitors during the improvements.

"The works will also see one of the guns mounted on a replica carriage in a restored gun emplacement known as a casemate," it was announced by the council.

Fort Victoria also hosts a planetarium, a model railway and an aquarium.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801336468-ADNFCR

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