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Seven things Prestonians said on hearing the Museum of Lancashire is to close

Posted on - 29th November, 2015 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston City Centre
Museum of Lancashire appearing on Children In Need Pic: Lancashire County Council

Museum of Lancashire appearing on Children In Need Pic: Lancashire County Council

The news of the Museum of Lancashire closing its doors in Preston has been greeted with dismay by Prestonians.

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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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