Greater Cambridge Local Plan Preferred Options

Representation ID: 58018

Received: 12/12/2021

Respondent: Imperial War Museum/Gonville and Caius College

Agent: Tulley Bunting

Representation Summary:

IWM is supportive of aims for supporting wellbeing and inclusion and can
make a significant contribution.

Volunteers play central role in day-to-day function of museum. Around 284 active volunteers each year, social value of that volunteering estimated at £923,000 per annum.

Evidence to suggest museums contribute to local health and wellbeing, including placemaking and identity, community engagement and social inclusion. Estimate wellbeing value of visitation to IWM Duxford is £1.2 million to £2.2 million.

IWM engages with 59,000 families through programmed activity annually and
welcomes a fifth of all East of England Schools.

IWM’s Access and Inclusion Strategy aims to build on success of IWMD in
welcoming disabled visitors. Approximately 10% of IWMD visitors disabled – national average is 8%. IWM included in Changing Places scheme expression of interest by South Cambs.

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