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Volunteers keep museum open despite cutbacks

Nottingham City Council are "delighted" with extra help from volunteers Photo: ITV Central News

The Museum of Nottingham Life, Brewhouse Yard, will be open this weekend after 55 volunteers came forward to keep the museum open.

Opening hours were cut in April to save money, as Nottingham City Council reduced funding for the museum following spending restrictions placed on local councils.

The move means people will once again be able to drop into the museum on Saturdays and Sundays instead of pre-booking a visit.

“We are delighted that so many people came forward to join our volunteers’ rota for the Museum of Nottingham Life. The drop-in day gave anyone interested the chance to find out what is involved and the fact that so many signed up to help us extend the museum’s opening was great news. It means people can once again just drop in for a weekend visit.

The museum depicts the social history of Nottingham over the past 300 years and giving a glimpse of the day-to-day lives of city residents over the centuries. Volunteers will be on hand to help visitors make the most of all Brewhouse Yard has to offer. They have already received some training about the museum and its collections and the stories they tell.”

– Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council