The news of the Museum of Lancashire closing its doors in Preston has been greeted with dismay by Prestonians.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council say the museum is one of five across the county earmarked for closure.
It comes as the authority needs to plug a £200million plus funding gap.
Elaine Gornall said: “Shame surely they could charge a small entrance fee in the hope to keep it open we need places of history.”
Peter Eccles said: “What a shame, took my kids at half term. Fab place with wonderful exhibits. I’m sure the council have savings to make but maybe they could start with expense/ cutting down on the corporate dinners etc.”
Andy Macmillan said: “Criminal to close this place it’s one of the best museums. Surely they should rethink?”
Beverley Brown said: “So sad do really good meals there too staff are so nice and the museum is good too, always have things to do in half term for the kids. What a shame.”
Karl Moore said: “Lived in Preston my whole life and have never been in!”
Andy Jones said: “What a great shame. I visited several times and enjoyed it. Hopefully its contents can be transferred to the Harris Museum which in terms of interaction and interest is somewhat inferior to the MoL. A sad loss. I appreciate the LCC problems imposed by UK Gov. Still UK Gov find no problem funding bombing runs at £1 million per mission( (2 tornados and bombs). No apologies for political view.”
Cath Rees said: “Very sad news. I did some work experience here after I graduated, loved the enthusiasm of the children who visited.”
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