Yorkshire museums under threat

It's being reported that if proposed budget cuts go ahead, then the National Media Museum in Bradford or the National Railway Museum in York could be forced to close.

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York MP lobbies over future of National Railway Museum

Julian Sturdy MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Following the announcement that York’s National Railway Museum could face closure due to cutbacks across all government departments, Julian Sturdy, the MP for York Outer, has added to the calls for a parliamentary debate on the importance of museums in protecting our culture and heritage.

Speaking in the House of Commons , the Conservative MP said: “May I add my voice to the call for a debate on the importance of local museums and the way in which they protect our culture and heritage for future generations? An example is the fantastic National Railway Museum in York._

"I visited the museum many times as a young boy. I now have the pleasure of taking my young children there, and I know how important that museum is to York’s DNA.”_ _

Mr Sturdy has vowed to do all he can to prevent the Museum from being closed. He will be writing to Ed Vaizey MP, the Minister responsible for Museums at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to reiterate how important the Museum is to York and the very strong case for keeping it open.


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