Help us to Secure the Future of Our Past
The day to day running costs of the museum, about £300 per week, far exceed our income. Currently we rely on donations from our visitors, lectures, costume hire and shop sales. Our main income is a revenue grant from the Town Council. This is nowhere near enough to support our essential costs: energy, building maintenance, security and insurance, all of which we must incur to maintain our status as a professional, accredited, museum.
We receive no regular funding from County or District Councils; no regular funding from other bodies, and no regular funding from individuals or sponsors. We do apply for specific, one-off project funding from grant-giving bodies, but this does not keep the lights and heating on!
There are two ways in which you can support us on a regular basis:
- giving through our online donation system
- by visiting the Museum or coming to our lecture series