Construction on Blackpool’s first museum of “fun and entertainment” has begun, after Blackpool Council signed a lease agreement with Coolsilk Property and Investment Ltd.
The immersive museum will display memorabilia, film, music and live performance, and will be located in the Sands Building alongside Blackpool’s first five-star hotel.
“We are delighted that the museum will be developed alongside our Sands Venue Resort Hotel,” said Coolsilk co-owner Peter Swann. “Our resort will create 91 luxury rooms and penthouses, restaurants, spa, conference space, existing themed Wild West Diner and soon to open cocktail bar.”
“We can now look forward to hosting this exciting new museum and look forward to working with the council to attract even more visitors into the resort.”
Showtown is scheduled to officially open in April 2023, and will chart the Lancashire town’s history as the spiritual home of British showbusiness.
“Blackpool is known all over the world for its history of entertainment and Showtown is shaping up to be the latest world-famous attraction located in the seaside town,” said Darren Lee, commercial director at construction company Conlon.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Showtown and we’re all excited to see the finished result.”