I agree with all the comments that have been made in the paper about the library moving back to the museum.
I worked in the Binns offices before the library moved in from the museum.
I worked there for about seven years, then started at the museum itself in 1982.
I worked there for 17 years and during that time the council decided to move all the library sections over to the then empty Binns building for some reason, which only it seemed to understand.
A lot of money was then used up to build the new entrance and “street” inside the museum.
Now the council is deciding to move the library back again, so that is another big waste of money.
Does this all mean that the museum’s front doors will now be cleaned up as well as the steps and they will be used again?
They should never have been closed in the first place.
Even though I retired from the museum 19 years ago, I still think it is the best of this city’s buildings and I think a lot of people will agree with me.
I just can’t understand why so much money should have been wasted when it shouldn’t have been moved in the first place, and how much of the museum space is going to be taken away to fit the library?
The council should think again.