The museum was founded in the late 1980s by a group of dedicated volunteers and while we now benefit from the services of a well-experienced professional manager, it still relies on members and volunteers for much of its operation.
Our members can work on research projects, using collection items and public records to illustrate episodes from the town's history and thereby enhance our displays, or they might be involved in working on our annual major exhibitions, or organising other events, or they might just be interested in researching their own families. Or all of the above!
Some members and volunteers might act as stewards for a few hours each week, welcoming visitors and helping with enquiries.
New members are always welcome. Membership supports the museum in its work, it offers opportunities to participate with friendly people on interesting projects, and of course it also allows unlimited free access to the museum.