The Friends is a registered charity raising funds to support the Council in developing the Museum and Park’s full potential, and plays a vital role in promoting and preserving this place of local heritage for the local community, and visitors from further afield. Periodic newsletters are sent out to members to inform them of the group’s activities and plans.
Funds raised through subscription fees, quarterly valuation days and a presence at other organised events, have enabled purchases to be made to enhance the experience of visiting the museum and park. Over the years these have included period fixtures and furnishings for the house, and more recently autumn planting in the Dutch Garden and the replacement of the Lutyens bench in there.
An offshoot of The Friends, the Bantock User Group (BUG) working alongside the Council, carry out monthly gardening sessions and litter collections, which provide opportunities for volunteers to help ensure that it continues to be a place of beauty and interest.
Annual membership subscription fees are £10 for a single person and £15 for a household For details of becoming a member, email: [email protected] or telephone: The secretary FoB: 01902 331272
If you would like to know more about volunteering with BUG please telephone: Val on 01902 342715 or Roger on 01902 341930.