It has been announced that a ‘Museum of Brexit’ is currently being planned that will allow visitors to take a journey through the United Kingdom’s entire time as a member of the European Union and its predecessor.
The aim of the project is to make sure that people don’t just remember the six months of the Brexit campaign, but also the entire story of both Euroscepticism and the Remain movement.
It is thought that the museum itself will be located somewhere in the North-East area of England – where places such as Lincoln became Brexit heartlands during the 2016 referendum campaign.
According to a report on Chronicle Live:
Plans for a ‘Brexit museum’ have been launched and organisers say a North East city could eventually house it.
Sunderland was famously the first place in Britain to declare its support for Leave on the night of the EU referendum in June 2016.
And its place in history could further be cemented if the people behind the museum decided to locate it there.
Backers of the project, formally known as ‘the Museum of Sovereignty’, have also identified Lincoln as a possible home because of its association with Euroscepticism but nothing has been decided yet.
It is the idea of Gawain Towler, a former UKIP spokesman; Lee Rotherham, a Vote Leave campaigner; and Alex Deane, a Grassroots Out campaign executive.
Mr Rotherham, said: “Sunderland could be one of the potential sites as it is strongly associated with the Leave vote.
“It’s also got good transport links and is relatively central.”
He added: “There will be a whole range of criteria to be met and there are a number of obvious candidates and Sunderland certainly is one of them.”
The plan for the museum has been launched with a website https://www.museumofbrexit.uk/ containing details of places where people can donate items, anything from drafts of major speeches to campaign memorabilia and leaflets and photographs.
‘Museum of Sovereignty’ is a great name in our opinion as it sums up exactly why so many people voted Leave in the first place.
We also agree that it is important for Brexit to go down in history as far more than just six months of frenzied campaigning – people need to know about everything from our entry in the 1970’s right up to David Cameron announcing that a referendum would take place.