A popular museum and art gallery announced that they are among cultural organisations across the country to have benefited from a lucrative government grant.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle said that they have received funding as part of the Government's Cultural Recovery Fund.

More than £100 million has been awarded to cultural organisations across the country as part of the latest round of awards.

The museum took to social media on hearing the news, calling the funding a "vital lifeline".

A spokesperson for Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery said: "We're thrilled to have received funding thanks to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.

"This is a vital lifeline for us as we continue to recover from the impact the pandemic has had on our visitor numbers and income."

Earlier in the year, Tullie House was awarded £494,800 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future.

As part of the first round of CRF grants, 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country received help.