Museum friends and volunteers
Friends of Penrith and Eden Museum
The Friends of Penrith and Eden Museum is an independent support group. They meet between September and April, at the Quaker Meeting House in Penrith. The Friends host talks on subjects of local and national interest.
Museum friends aim:
- to support the Museum in its aims and objectives.
- to assist in the acquisition of exhibits, especially of a local nature.
- to give five talks a year on subjects of local and historic interest.
- to assist the museum in a voluntary capacity when required.
Museum friends activities:
- Support the Penrith and Eden museum in it's aims and objectives.
- Assist in the acquisition of exhibits, especially of a local nature.
- Enjoy five talks a year on subjects of local and historic interest.
- Assist the museum in a voluntary capacity when required.
The Committee welcomes members to a new season, and extends greetings to visitors to our talks. Last year we welcomed a record number of visitors, several of whom became members. Our numbers our steady, but the Committee ask members to continue to advertise our existence, and encourage friends to come along. Strong membership is helpful when applying for grants for purchases. Suggestions of speakers, or venues for a visit are always welcome.
Join the friends of the museum:
Membership of the Friends is open to all.
Complete the Friends of Penrith and Eden Museum application form (PDF: 127Kb / 1 page). Return to the address on the form with the appropriate fee, see list of fees below.
- Ordinary membership: £8
- Family membership for 2 Adults and Children under 18: £13
- Junior membership (Under 18): £1
- Patron: £50 a year
- Life Member: £80
Programme of talks
All talks are at the Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Penrith CA11 7TR, which has ample parking on site.
See Penrith Quaker Meeting on the Quaker in Britain website for directions and accessibility details.
Visitors are welcome at a cost of £3.
Young museum volunteers
Anyone between 8 and 18 can be a young volunteers at the museum. They need to have an interest in local history and heritage. Volunteers will be able to see how the museum works. How the curators care for the museum's collections. The work involved in putting on an exhibition. They may have the opportunity in getting involved in community events as well.
How to become a museum volunteer
Contact the Museum's curators, on the details below, to discuss becoming a young museum volunteer.