14 July 2014 by Lucy
Did you know that the Museum of Liverpool is shortlisted to win the National Lottery Award for Best Heritage Project?
It’s a public vote, so we need everyone to get involved to help us clinch the top spot and make our city proud. You can vote here.
Someone who’s been a great supporter of the Museum since before it opened is former world and Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman.
As the only British rider to have worn the Tour de France yellow jersey in more than one race, Chris is currently in France covering this year’s Tour. However, we are very lucky that he been able to give us a few words on why he thinks the Museum of Liverpool is a worthy winner:
“I first met with the Museum of Liverpool team back in 2009 when I was asked to loan one of my bikes for a special exhibition on Merseyside’s sporting history.
“I’m just one of many people involved in sport who are represented within this fantastic building on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, and I’m honoured to have items from my career on display, alongside other great historical objects such as the Overhead Railway carriage and Beatles’ suits.
“I’m a fan of the Museum of Liverpool and if you are too, you should definitely vote for it to win this National Lottery Award.”
You can currently see his 1994 Tour de France yellow jersey on display in the Wondrous Place Gallery, as well the Gold Medal he won at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, in the Men’s Individual Pursuit.
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