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Armed forces to receive discount for use of Council museums

By nwilder  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

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Members of the Armed Forces will receive discounted entry to both council run museums in Gloucester.

Gloucester City Council has signed up to the officially endorsed Ministry Of Defence Discount Service to encourage support for the Armed Forces community living or visiting in the city.

The discount will enable members of the Armed Forces Community to benefit from one free museum admission for every full paying adult to either museum with their Defence Discount Card.

Councillor Fred Wood, Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, Gloucester City Council said; "Allowing discounted entry to both the City and Folk museums for members of the Armed Forces shows how committed the City Council is in supporting the Military community in our area.

"Both museums offer something really different and there are always a range of activities taking place for families to get involved with as well as the exhibits to view."

For more information on what's on at the Folk Museum in Westgate Street or City Museum & Art Gallery in Brunswick Road visit www.gloucester.gov.uk/museums

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  • RoadWombat  |  February 06 2014, 8:34PM

    honslknjklyt - no-one mentioned the word "heroes" until you brought it up and I don't think you will find any member of the armed forces describing themselves as such. The offer isn't because they are "heroes", but because they have volunteered to join the armed forces and put their lives on the line for YOU. Perhaps you think they don't deserve it - that's up to you - but I for one am very thankful for what they do and I'll always buy them a drink or let them in front of me in a queue. You can't really compare running a sweetshop or emptying a bin to serving on the front line in Afghanistan!

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  • Richardburton  |  February 06 2014, 7:33PM

    If you want people to visit the Museums then make this for all the people of Gloucester then we could all see what's on offer!

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 06 2014, 2:46PM

    There are plenty of "heroes" in society. The charges should apply to them equally as everyone else, be they a nurse, a bin man, a security officer, a traffic warden, a fireman, a shopkeeper, a missionary and so on. Hero status is in the eye of the beholder and there are brilliant people and evil people in all walks of life. The armed forces are no different.