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Yorkshire Museums Under Threat

posted 29 Feb 2016, 05:20 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 14:48 by Paul Brayford ]
A number of museums have been earmarked for closure as local authorities factor austerity cuts into future budgets.

Museums in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, are under threat as the local authority looks to make savings on the service of £531,000 by 2017-18.

Kirklees Council, which currently operates five museums and one art gallery, has proposed reducing the service to three institutions and cutting opening hours.

This means the future is uncertain for Tolson Museum, Oakwell Hall, Red House Museum, Bagshaw Museum and Dewsbury Museum.

Meanwhile, five museums in Lancashire look set to close in April and the well-regarded Bede's World museum in Jarrow has already closed.