COUNCIL chiefs decided to close Stamford Museum a day early after rumours of a protest.
The museum, in Broad Street, was due to close yesterday as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s cost cutting plans.
But rumours of a protest within the museum prompted the council to close on Wednesday afternoon.
Executive member for cultural services Coun Eddy Poll (Con) said: “Due to concerns about the safety of our staff and historic collections resulting from rumours of a protest in the museum itself, we’ve decided to close it a day ahead of schedule.”
Members of Stamford Heritage Trust found out last month that their bid to save the museum from closure had failed.
Stamford Town Council is holding talks with the county council to display some of the collections in the town hall.