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Bay museum opens in june

HERNE Bay Museum is not expected to open for the summer until Saturday, June 20. Management of the venue passed from Canterbury City Council to the Herne Bay Museum Trust this spring. David Cross, secretary of the Friends of Herne Bay Museum, said: “This is not a serious issue or a problem, simply a time-scale thing to do with the …

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Rebrand plan for museum

Volunteers have unveiled plans to rebrand the museum as the Seaside Museum Herne Bay. It follows a debate at the official launch meeting on Friday, March 27, where ideas were put forward about a possible new theme for the building in William Street. Friends of Herne Bay Museum secretary suggested the new seaside themed idea, and said the majority backed …

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We do like to be beside the seaside, says museum

New name reflects town’s collections A new look and name has been revealed for Herne Bay Museum. A bright, contemporary vision for the building and branding was showcased at a meeting of the new museum trust on March 27. David Cross, secretary of Friends of Herne Bay Museum, outlined plans for the “refreshed” museum and galleries. Dated He also showed the …

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Herne Bay Museum: a new look to end the ‘moribund’ image

Herne Bay Museum is changing its image and its name in a bid to change its “moribund” image. Almost 50 people went to a meeting of the Herne Bay Museum Trust at the town’s Retreat Hall on Friday and learnt how the museum will be brought into the future once the trust takes on its management. The need for volunteers was …

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Museum to get new lease of life

Volunteers hope to bring Herne Bay Museum back to life after winning a bid to take it over. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum group has successfully released the William Street venue from council control. The bid was launched following the council’s decision to close the museum for most of the year to save costs, reducing its opening hours to …

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Trust ready to take over museum

Volunteers hoping to take control of Herne Bay’s council-run museum will tonight find out if their bid has been successful. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum bid was launched after the city council reduced opening times to the summer months and winter half-terms only. Community volunteers including the Historical Records Society expressed a formal interest in running the museum in …

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Council to rule on museum control

A campaign to bring the town’s museum under voluntary control is set to take a step forward today (Thursday, 3rd July). Canterbury City Council’s executive is expected to agree to allow the Friends of Herne Bay Museum group to express its interest in running the building in William Street. Legislation under the Localism Act allows community groups to bid to …

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Council bosses to consider community bid to run museums

Community campaigners will set out their arguments for taking over Herne Bay and Whitstable museums next week. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and Whitstable Chamber of Commerce have both submitted formal expressions of interest to run the museums in each town under national ‘community right to challenge’ legislation introduced by the Localism Act. Both groups worked with council officials …

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HB Museum Trust – Public Meeting

Welcome to the future! MUSEUM TRUST – PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday 21st May at 7.00 pm BEACH HOUSE, BEACH STREET, HERNE BAY The aim of this meeting is to give everybody an idea of the road ahead, to start defining the roles that people can play in the Trust, and to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for all …

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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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