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Five Lancashire Museums Will Now Close, but there’s still hope….

Lancashire County Council has made the decision to close five museums at the end of September 2016, but four organisations have come forward with bids to run them. One organisation is looking to run both Helmshore and Queen Street Mills, and the … Continue reading

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Lancashire Museums have a short stay of execution

For the very latest on this story as of autumn 2016 click here The five Lancashire Museums that faced closure at the end of March, have a stay of execution until the end of September. Lancashire County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, cabinet … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery Fund may want £1.6 Million back from Lancashire County Council

The Heritage Lottery Fund may be asking Lancashire County Council for its money back, the Museums Association reports. The lottery fund has invested £919,400 in the recent revamp of the Museum of Lancashire. It has also donated £720,000 to Helmshore Textile … Continue reading

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Five Lancashire Museums to Close and Six More Could Follow

  For the very latest on this story as of autumn 2016 click here Lancashire County Council is planning to close five Lancashire museums. They are :  Museum of Lancashire (in Preston), Queen Street Mill in Burnley, Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, … Continue reading

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