Lancashire to reopen three museums

Weekend opening plans revealed after closures

Lancashire is to reopen three of its closed museums but for weekends only.

The county council’s cabinet will open Queen Street Mill in Burnley, Helmshore Textile Mills in Rossendale and the Judges’ Lodgings Museum in Lancaster for on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Easter and the end of October for the next two years. School visits will continue to be offered at the museums.

The council will continue to explore options to secure their long-term sustainability, said Councillor Aidy Riggott, lead member for economic development and cultural services.

The council has been working hard to ensure that these museums are once again available to the public, with our efforts focused on talking with organisations which have expressed an interest in taking them on. In the meantime we’ve continued to maintain the collections and buildings.”

These buildings were three of five council-run museums which were closed to the public in 2016.

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