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What next?

Having, for the time being, won a reprieve for the museum, it is essential to decide where the energies of the Friends are best focussed next. So, ideas please: What have you ever wanted to see or do in the museum? What is right about the museum? What is wrong about the museum? Please add a comment below, or write …

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Museum Saved!

Before Christmas on 6th December I sat with representatives of several other interested bodies to hear the Head of Culture & Enterprise, Janice McGuinness present to us the plan for the future of the whole museum service, including Herne Bay. There had been indications that the news might be good, but this was confirmation, the museum was indeed saved and …

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Museum’s great

I felt cross after reading the comments of so-called art critic Brian Sewell about Canterbury’s Beaney Museum (“Brian lambasts boring Beaney,” Times, December 2). Yes, there were cow paintings but there was so much more to see, such as a really good library, computer facilities which catered for all ages and a brilliant notice board with news of exhibitions. The best one …

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Societies celebrate saving of museum

Shock announcement welcomed by centre’s fans CHAMPAGNE corks were popping this week following the surprise announcement that Herne Bay Museum has been saved. The museum in William Street had been earmarked for the chop by the city council in a bid to save cash. But the museum’s 2,000 fans fought back and on Monday the Council’s Department of Culture and Enterprise …

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Museum’s future safe thanks to campaigners’ work

Herne Bay’s under-threat museum is set to remain open, the Gazette can reveal. A year-long campaign to save the William Street venue looks to have been a success after the city council announced this week that it will not be closing. The museum had been ear-marked for the axe in drastic budget cuts announced last November. But a campaign led …

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What’s happening?

After the flurry of activity and consultation that the City Council indulged in during the latter part of the Summer we still await the results of their cogitation. At the last consultation meeting we enquired when we might see the results of this process, probably late September came the optimistic reply. By this time we had hoped to get a …

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Secret Festival?

It appears that leaflets for our imminent and marvellous Festival were accidentally printed on thin sheets of Unobtainium. Our own dedicated Tourist Information Service seems to be rationing them. Presumably they've been cleaned out by people swarming to a quiet corner of the off-the-main-drag Council Offices.

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