Market on move to museum?

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THE City Museum could become the new home of Lancaster’s indoor market if new proposals are given the green light from city councillors.

A ground floor room currently used as an exhibition space, could be used by the traders and the 18th Century building could be expanded into New Street Square to accommodate stalls.

The first floor would continue to accommodate the city museum and the King’s Own Royal Regimental Museum, which could be improved under the scheme,

More than half of market stalls are vacant and the market hall was saved from closure last year amid council plans to move budget supermarket Asco into the building.

See the Lancaster Guardian (11-02-11) for full story.