Westminster News

Michael Supports Museums; Visits Horniman Museum

In my role as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism I recently visited the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London. The Museum, commissioned in 1898 and opened in 1901, is home to a huge variety of extraordinary objects including collections of anthology and musical instruments.

Michael Supports Northampton Teachers at No10 Downing Street

On Monday, 21st May 2018 the Prime Minister hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street to celebrate the outstanding work of teachers. I was invited to bring a teacher from Northampton to this reception who had shown a true dedication to high-quality teaching.

Michael Encourages Tourism to Salisbury

The poisoning incident in Salisbury in March was truly horrendous and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the police and security personnel, medical staff, military and investigation teams who have led the response to this appalling incident.

Michael Visits Dippy the Dinosaur on Tour!

The iconic Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton has been at the Natural History Museum in London since 1905. Now for the first time ever Dippy has been travelling outside of London and will be staying in 8 different museums all over the UK over the next 3 years.

Michael Supports Weston Favell Charity Walk

Starting on Tuesday, 15th May 2018 staff at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre along with other volunteers walked 100 miles over five days from London to Northampton for charity.

Michael Works with ‘Iraq Scheme’ to Save Iraqi Archaeology

As the Minister with responsibility for national museums I am always very interested in the projects that publicly funded museums are undertaking and I am particularly interested in a project the British Museum are currently undertaking.