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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22781573

One of three museums in the north of England will close if further cuts to budgets are made, their owner has said.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) said it was in a "weak" financial position.

As well as the Science Museum in London, SMG runs the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the National Railway Museum in York and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

London is safe obviously but who isn't?

Yorkshire may as well close both of theirs now...

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Wouldn't like to lose the railway museum but, having been to all three, the other two are a bit w@nky..

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Knock them all down and build luxury apartments for kids of Chinese businessmen with govt backed 20% deposit guarantee, obviously.

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Don't need them. We've got lots of coal mining museums.

One day, when all the museums are closed 'oop North', there will be a Museum of Heritage Museums, showing generations to come the history of the North's noble industry of running museums about coal mining for tourists.

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Relocate the main south Kensington museum to Manchester.

(they don't do science in London anyway)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/political-science/2013/jun/06/science-museum-group-manchester-london

Personally, since the deficit is only £6m I'd take it out of the BBC budget. Retiring Dimbleby should pay for it with money to spare.

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Good idea - a museum of failed regeneration, trophy projects.

I'll start...

The National Centre of of Popular Music - Sheffield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Centre_for_Popular_Music

The Doncaster Earth Centre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Centre,_Doncaster

(of course one has to remember that none of them are self funding - it is just that the media deem it 'worth' the investment in London and not elsewhere, so the ones in other places may get some money for a while, but they don't manage to stay on the gravy train )

Don't talk to me about Doncaster, which should have fallen like Pompeii, but a GF of mine was from Sheffield, like the "Human League" and she knew them! :huh:

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Visitor numbers must be down at, what was, the national museum of film and photography. These days you can look at as much old tv recording equipment and cameras online, as you want, without having to risk being victim to a crash for cash insurance scam.

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The Doncaster Earth Centre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Centre,_Doncaster

(of course one has to remember that none of them are self funding - it is just that the media deem it 'worth' the investment in London and not elsewhere, so the ones in other places may get some money for a while, but they don't manage to stay on the gravy train )

Who else but Doncaster could come up with a museum that no one had the foggiest idea what it was all about. How they expected visitors, I don't know. Reading about phase one, I am still struggling to understand the concept. Science and museums don't really mix. They usually end up as a patronising attempt to get kids interested in science.

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Who else but Doncaster could come up with a museum that no one had the foggiest idea what it was all about. How they expected visitors, I don't know. Reading about phase one, I am still struggling to understand the concept. Science and museums don't really mix. They usually end up as a patronising attempt to get kids interested in science.

;)

We wouldn't want that then?

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The Earth Centre, Doncaster was intended to "establish a world centre for sustainable development promoting the best environmental and sustainable practice"

...

More attractions were built as money from grants and other sources became available. A pirate ship was built, a crazy golf course and indoor 'Amazon Adventure' play area.

Oh, FFS, how do these imbeciles ever get their hands on public money?

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We wouldn't want that then?

Except that the kids weren't inspired by the science bit either and no one visited. So clutching at straws they put in a pirate ship etc.

Surely putting money into science at school would have been better targeted than tens of millions flushed down the toilet on the Doncaster Earth Centre. Wonder which left wing councillor conceived this brilliant scheme,

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Oh, FFS, how do these imbeciles ever get their hands on public money?

Via the National Lottery funding the Millenium commission set up in 1993 by the Tories

The Millennium Commission in the United Kingdom was set up to celebrate the turn of the Millennium and aid communities at the end of the2nd millennium and the start of the 3rd millennium. It used funding raised through the UK National Lottery.

The Commission was originally set up in 1993 through the UK government the National Lottery etc. Act 1993. It was an independent non-departmental public body. Commissioners were appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister: the Chair of the Commission was, for most of its life, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and for most of its life a second cabinet Minister was also a Commissioner.

Just another way for the Queen to route cash to landowners, developers, rentiers etc etc

http://en.wikipedia....nium_Commission

Here's the list of people she trusted to do the job. What could possibly go wrong?

There were initially nine commissioners – two ministers, one appointed by the opposition, and six independents. The number of commissioners was reduced to five as the work of the commission decreased. The final members were:

Previous commissioners

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I do like the inclusion of "Virginia Bottomly" Sounds like a porn star!

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Visitor numbers must be down at, what was, the national museum of film and photography. These days you can look at as much old tv recording equipment and cameras online, as you want, without having to risk being victim to a crash for cash insurance scam.

I seriously used to love the film and photography museum when I was a kid, but like many things media associated it appears to be struggling to find its place in the digital age.

The rail museum on the other hand still gives me as much pleasure as it did the first time I went.

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I do like the inclusion of "Virginia Bottomly" Sounds like a porn star!

Spitting image used to indeed treat her as a Porn Star, being the centre of attention for John Major, with Gillian Shepherd apparently being the plain minister. Tbh I didn't fancy either, but Shepherd would have been preferable to Bottomly in my book.

Edit. Ironical that Spitting Image should have hinted at Major's crush on Bottomly and had overlooked the possibility of Curry (and we are not talking Chicken Tika Masala)

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