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Portsmouth Museum visitor numbers rose under Lib Dems


Recently released figures show a significant increase in visits to City Council Museums for the year 2013/14 when the City was run by the Liberal Democrats.  

Cumberland House by Canoe Lake is a favourite destination especially for children and continues to flourish thanks to investment by local Lib Dems.  The main entrance was overhauled and disabled access made. A new store was created for parents and carers to park buggies funded in partnership with friends of the museum.

Lib Dems also found the money to reconfigure and update the museum internally reflecting its increasing popularity with younger people and the museum continues to attract volunteers.

Official reports show there were over 310,000 visits to City Council museums in the 12 months 2013/14, a 12% increase on the previous year, which was also UP, with the D-Day and City Museums visits UP 24% and 39% respectively.

Portsmouth's cultural venues and creative industries add millions of pounds to the local economy with 9.45million visitors supporting 12,400 jobs here and its growing all the time. The D-Day Museum has also secured £4million lottery grant improvements thanks to Lib Dems putting in £400,000 match-funding.  

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