Great British Coast logoThe Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government today announced a grant of £44,208 for the project.

Plymouth City Council is fully restoring the building so it can play a key part in the Mayflower 400 commemorations and beyond.

The grant will fund development of the final designs for the restoration and the interpretation phases of the project.

The restoration work includes a small two storey extension to the back of the building, which will provide space for new toilets, a kitchen for staff and storage. It will also support the deteriorated rear wall of the Grade II star listed property.

Elizabethan House lower exterior

Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Smith said: “We’ve just unveiled our full plans for Mayflower 400 and this amazing building is going to play its part in attracting visitors and telling people the stories of those who lived in this house.

“Funding is always a challenge, so this is extremely welcome news. The work will ensure the historic fabric of the house is preserved but at the same time make it fit for the public to visit.”

Once re-opened, events and activities in the house will directly support the Mayflower 400 commemorations. They will also complement the content of the ‘Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’ exhibition at The Box, the proposed Mayflower heritage trails linking the Barbican to the city centre and the existing Mayflower Museum.

You can read the full Coastal Revival Fund press release here.