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We'll look at museum ideas - Wolverhampton council

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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PEOPLE have been thanked for sharing their thoughts and suggestions about how Bantock House Museum should be run in future – with council chiefs pledging to take their comments on board.

Wolverhampton City Council, which is facing an unprecedented financial challenge, is investigating alternative ways of running the popular attraction as it seeks to safeguard its future.

The council wants to increase the income generated at Bantock House Museum and reduce its running costs, and people were invited to suggest it could do this at three special sessions held recently.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to be a part of these sessions.

"A number of really interesting suggestions were made, some of which we've already considered and others which we'll be looking at more closely over the coming weeks. They included increasing the size of the cafe, holding private events like weddings at Bantock House and staging more craft and antique fairs and theatre and musical performances.

"We'll be publishing our findings in the summer. Specific options will then be developed for the future management of Bantock House, and people will be invited to have their say on them in due course."

If anyone has any further thoughts and suggestions, they will be able to make them via an online survey which will be launched in the next few weeks.

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