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Future still bleak for cash-strapped museum
6:00pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
CASH strapped Marlow Museum could be confined to a thing of the past unless more visitors come and show their support.
Volunteer chiefs of the Pound Lane history centre have reiterated its desperate need for money, as it seeks donors to ensure it lasts beyond next year.
It will shut in 2013, when the lease expires, if £16,000 can not be found.
Acting chairman Mike Hyde said: "On the financial front we still have an uncertain future but are working hard to raise funding.
"Some kind residents have come forward to aid us and we are asking many organisations to help. "We are not out of the water yet but with help may survive.
"If you wish to see the museum continue into the future, please support us by visiting us, telling your friends and family, raising donations or asking your company/business to sponsor us."
The museum was opened just three years ago following about two decades of campaigning.
Mr Hyde said: "We appreciate that there are many calls on your money but where else can we collect and display Marlow’s interesting and proud past?
"Marlow needs its local history museum and we need you to help us run and maintain it."
A second chance to see the heritage day exhibition from Sir William Borlase's School is on offer currently at the museum.
The museum remains open from 1pm to 5pm on weekends until November, from which point it will open only on Sundays. However, on request from groups, it can open at other times.
Contact Mike Hyde on 01628 485474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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