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Cogges Manor Farm Museum to remain closed this year

31 March 10 13:46 GMT

One of Oxfordshire's visitor attractions will remain closed this year, it has been announced.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum, near Witney, closed last August before its management was due to transfer to a new charitable trust.

Oxfordshire County Council, which runs the site, said the process was taking "longer than anticipated".

A rescue plan was launched for the museum after it made an annual loss of £250,000.

The museum, built around an old farmhouse, offered "living history" lessons to schoolchildren.

In a statement, Oxfordshire County Council said: "The council and the trustees of Cogges Manor Farm Museum are currently in the latter stages of a process which will see the trust take over the operational responsibility for the site.

"The council and the trustees are working together to finalise the best way forward for the museum's future and this has taken a little longer than anticipated."

A number of small-scale events at the museum would still go ahead, the council added.

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