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Cllr Eden-Green on the proposed closure of the Heritage Museum

February 23, 2017 5:01 PM
Nick Eden Green profileThe Gazette sent out a free guide to Canterbury and Thanet with last weeks paper. It listed some of our museums under the heading 'Get your hands on local history'. Top of the list was the Beaney in Canterbury with its 'topics such as the ancient Egyptians......and Greek artefacts'.
Not exactly local history! Yet there was no mention of the Canterbury Heritage Museum which is stuffed with fascinating local history.
The City Council is determined to shut the Heritage Museum. Why? Because it doesn't attract many visitors. Small wonder. It is never advertised, even under a specific local history listing. The prices have been raised to £8 for an adult whereas the Beaney is free. The displays haven't been changed in years. It's a bit hidden down a side street and it's not even signed from the Beaney. All this is perfect recipe for closure.
If you are interested in local history go and visit it. Better still sign the petition to keep it open.
Cllr Nick Eden-Green
Lib Dem Wincheap Ward