Public leap to defence of Horsham Museum after questions raised over costs

People in Horsham have leapt to the defence of the town’s museum after questions were raised about its costs and a drop in visitor numbers.

The museum expected to have an income of £226,000 this year, but instead it is likely to be just £46,000 – while visitor numbers have dropped from around 90,000 to 20,000 a year.

The figures were revealed this week at a meeting of Horsham District Council, which owns the museum, when there were calls for an explanation.

But the public have been quick to defend the much-loved museum in Horsham’s Causeway.

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