Friends of the museum
To take advantage of the opportunity to get more involved in the Museum you may be interested in becoming a Friend of the museum.
The long-established Friends help look after the Museum’s collections through voluntary work and fund raising. Members get free admission to the museum and receive a quarterly newsletter. Talks listed in the What’s On Page and social events are held throughout the year, providing an opportunity to meet fellow Friends.
Through the Friends, you can get involved with:
- stewarding at events
- restoring exhibits
- operating working exhibits such as the steam dredger, steam crane or motor tug
- demonstrating traditional and canal crafts
- attending local events to publicise the museum and the Friends
- carrying out research, collecting knowledge and photographs