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Sea Music - Heritage Lottery Fund

In 2015 Poole Museum and partners were successful in gaining a Stage 1 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sculpture.

The sculpture has been an iconic viewing and meeting place on Poole Quay for nearly 25 years but it now requires refurbishment and conservation. Before his death in 2013, Caro (below right) was in discussions with the Borough of Poole about how this may be managed.

At this stage of the project we are planning and fundraising to successfully gain our Stage 2 HLF status. This will allow us to refurbish Sea Music, commemorate the 25th anniversary in November 2016 and celebrate the completed refurbishment in May 2017.


In Stage 2 (December 2016 – December 2017) we aim to:

-  refurbish the sculpture
-  provide new interpretation information 
-  publish a book about the Sea Music sculpture 
-  create an interactive website
-  invite the public to take part in understanding the sculpture
-  install a complementary exhibition of Caro’s ‘Concerto Series’ of sculptures
-  exhibit photographs of ‘Sea Music’ by David Ward at the Museum
-  create a musical celebration of this work in May 2017.

For more information please contact Melinda McCheyne, Project Manager 

  • Phone: 01202 262605

  • Email: M.McCheyne@poole.gov.uk 

  • Address: Sea Music, Poole Museum,
    4 High St, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW


Sponsorship and Donations

Poole Museum has agreed to raise funds from sponsorship and via donations to support this Heritage Lottery Fund bid. If you would be interested in supporting this project financially, or with ‘in kind support’ through volunteering or materials please contact Melinda McCheyne, Project Manager.

Our partners:

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