WREXHAM'S Ian Lucas has said praise for the town’s museum is “well deserved.”
The museum – on Regent Street – has hosted a number of high-profile exhibitions in recent months and has worked alongside national museums to bring displays to Wrexham.
It was singled out for praise by Culture Minister Matt Hancock in a recent speech, where he said: “We need to learn from the best, from the heights of the British Museum’s glorious Pompeii exhibition a couple of years back, to the innovation of thriving small museums like in Wrexham.”
Mr Lucas said: “It is only right that the Minister recognises that the work being done here in Wrexham is setting an example for the rest of the country. The praise that he has given Wrexham Museum is richly deserved, and I have made sure that Jonathon Gammond and museum staff know that they have been held up as an example for others to follow.
“Wrexham Museum may be small, but it collaborates on a national level in its work – working with both the British Museum and the National Museum for Wales. That means it can tell stories about Britain’s, Wales’ and Wrexham’s history – we are lucky to have a nationally-recognised museum right here on our doorstep.”