Dumfries costume museum to close

A decision has been made to close Shambellie house, Museum of Costume in New Abbey, Dumfries.

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Shambellie House to close for good

Scotland's smallest national museum, the national museum of costume in Dumfries and Galloway, is to be permanently closed because it is 'simply not sustainable'.

Shambellie House is run by National Museums Scotland who say it costs £220,000 a year to run and attracts just 10,000 visitors a year, which is less than 1% of the total number of visitors to Scotland's five national museums.

John Bevir has this report:

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