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By joining the Friends of the Museum for a subscription fee of £12 per year, you will receive reduced rate admission to the Museum's online talks on Zoom, as well as regular newsletters and invitations to Friends events.

There are approximately one hundred Friends who are actively involved in fund raising activities to support the Museum.  We are a friendly and enthusiastic group and many members have made new friends by joining in with the activities.

These range from helping out on our tombola stall at the Town’s May and Christmas Fairs, street collections, raffles and other special events.

Our members enjoy working as part of a team whose aim is to support, raise awareness of and funds for the town’s Museum.


Regular talks are held online on Zoom whereby Friends are able join talks organised by the Museum at a reduced rate of £3.00. These are held on Thursday evenings starting at 7.30pm.

Members will receive an email with a link allowing them to benefit from this reduced rate.

The most recent talk was on Women's Art Work : the Second World War Surgical Illustrations of Dickie Orpen and Mollie Lentaigne,



Application forms are available at the Museum or download a copy here.
The subscription costs just £12 per year per person, for which you will receive:

  • Members’ newsletter twice a year
  • Invitation to special Friends’ events
  • Reduced admission to the Museum's online talks
  • Opportunities to give practical help to the Museum
  • Access to ‘behind the scenes’ information about the Museum’s collection

Alternatively, you can pay online for Friends Membership by clicking on the button below: