Thursday, 7 February 2013
If you thought things were tough, more is to come. A few days ago there was the sad news of the closure of the National Museum of Costume at Shambellie House, Dumfries. Gordon Rintoul, NMS director, said: The low number of visitors to the site along with the high operational costs is simply not sustainable. The museum attracts 10,000 visitors each year, and costs £220,000 per year to run. That is a running cost of £22 per visitor. Currently closed for the winter, it will not re-open for the spring season. The message is simple - use them or lose them. How are you working to support and increase the number of visitors to your local textile museum? Let's share some good and useful ideas.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 17:30