Reimagining Roman Maryport is a four stage programme of renewal and growth for the museum. The programme is a collaboration between the Senhouse Museum Trust, Cultura Trust and the Maryport Regeneration Team.  On this page you will find news and updates associated with the programme. 

Phase one - The Roman Roadshow

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, phase one focuses on exploring the Roman heritage of Maryport and West Cumbria as represented in the collections the Senhouse Roman Museum cares for.

People of Maryport and the West Cumbrian Coast will have the opportunity to learn more about their Roman heritage and have a voice in how their museum can serve its future audiences better.

The project’s Roman Roadshow will take the museum out into community hubs and schools in Maryport, along the Solway Coast and in West Cumbria where it will host creative and playful ways for people to discover the relevance of Roman heritage to them today.

In addition, the museum will carry out consultation with existing and potential audiences, undergo a governance review and business planning process to develop a resilience plan to support the future development of the museum and its services. This is expected to include the development of a community forum of local people recruited during the project.

The project is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund


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The Trust is seeking to recruit the following consultants to support the Reimagining Roman Maryport Project

Tender documents including the full requirements for each role can be downloaded below.

Project Co-ordinator

Consultancy role, working directly with the Museum to manage and co-ordinate the project, providing the key interface between the Museum and the consultant team whilst delivering on the Museum’s workstreams.

SMT Project coordinators brief.pdf

Business Development Consultant

 Consultancy role providing review, analysis and options for the ten-year strategic plan of the Museum itself.

SMT Business Development Consultant brief.pdf

Audience Research Consultant

Consultancy role providing review, analysis and recommendations on audience research to ensure current audiences are understood and advise on initial engagement with potential audiences within this project.

SMT Audience Consultant brief.pdf

Community Engagement Consultant

Consultancy role to develop and deliver a programme of community engagement and consultation aimed at the communities of Maryport and West Cumbria.

SMT Community engagement brief.pdf

Governance Consultant

Consultancy role providing review and analysis of current governance arrangements and recommendations on areas for development towards exemplary governance in future with due consideration to skills and expertise required at Trustee level for the implementation of the resilience plan emerging from this project.

SMT Governance Consultant brief.pdf

Evaluation Consultant

Consultancy role which will evaluate the project and ensure that learning from the approach to delivering this project can be incorporated into the 10-year strategic plan. All consultants will be expected to engage with the Evaluation Consultant.

SMT Evaluation Consultant brief.pdf