East Lancashire museums facing axe due to County Hall cuts

MUSEUMS across Lancashire could be under threat as County Hall chiefs work to balance the books.

Bosses are looking at every service provided by the authority to find massive savings, after it was revealed the council needs to cut an extra £223m by 2020.

A document seen by the Lancashire Evening Post says Lancashire Museums is a 100 per cent non-statutory service. It says before the ceasing of any museum, there would be a consultation with partners from other councils.

Museums under review are:

Clitheroe Castle Museum

Fleetwood Museum

Gawthorpe Hall

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Judges Lodgings

Lancaster Castle Museum

Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Museum of Lancashire

Queen Street Mill Museum

The Cottage Museum

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