Consultation Event 19 October 2017 4 – 7 pm
The Lake District Paradise Project is a registered charity that would like to invite local residents and visitors to a consultation event on Thursday 19 October. LDPP was set up to educate the public about the Holocaust and to commemorate the three hundred child Holocaust survivors who settled in the Lake District and the local community who welcomed them.
Its mission is to create a world class visitor experience, library, museum, archive and community hub in, and for, Windermere that includes and commemorates the continued links between the Lake District, the place and the people, with the child Holocaust Survivors and orphans who came here in 1945.
LDPP has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to assess the feasibility of developing a destination museum and visitor experience in Windermere. It is important that local people are consulted at every stage and this is the first opportunity for you to have your say. You can attend the consultation event or complete our survey on-line.
The museum which is on the first floor of the library building on the Ellerthwaite site has an evolving permanent exhibition “From Auschwitz to Ambleside” and a contemporary art programme with artists including internationally renowned Miroslaw Balka. The permanent exhibition tells the story of the Waterbird, the White Cross Bay “Short Sunderland” factory, Calgarth Estate, and the three hundred child Holocaust Survivors who came from Eastern Europe to the Lake District in 1945.
LDPP may have the opportunity take over the Ellerthwaite site including the house and gardens from the County and District councils to develop the museum alongside the library and use of the site by the community.
The Directors of LDPP issued a statement:
“We have the opportunity to increase the impact of a beautiful but underused asset in the heart of Windermere. We see the potential to develop a world class museum and visitor attraction embedded in the community but we need to know what local people in Windermere think about our ideas”
Please drop in to see us on Thursday 19 October 2017 between 4 pm and 7 pm at the Library Building on the Ellerthwaite site.
We’d also like you to complete our questionnaire on-line at https://goo.gl/forms/zaw8aHnY8sl6Vcjp1
For further information, please email