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Portsmouth people are being asked how the city’s museums can be more a part of their lives.

They can take part in a short survey about the council’s museums service, with the chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher.

The service runs Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, The D-Day Story, Cumberland House Natural History Museum and the Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum.

It’s hoping to involve local people more, and become more active in the community, helping residents celebrate their city’s history, heritage and natural environment.

The 10-minute survey asks how people feel about the museums and how they use them. It also asks how people would like to get more involved – for instance, by volunteering, telling their stories, donating objects or documents, or helping with displays.

By filling it in online, residents can enter a draw for a £50 Love2shop voucher.

Cllr Ben Dowling, the council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development, said: “We’re working towards a museum service that is more relevant to local people. It’s wonderful to offer these buildings and precious collections as places to visit, but we want to find out how people would like to be more involved.

“We really hope lots of people will take part in this quick survey so we can work on developing the service for the future.”

Please take the survey by Tuesday 1 February.