opening hours you can contact us on- 01872 573 321
Or write to Perranzabuloe Museum, Ponsmere road, Perranporth TR6 0BW
very much look forward to people becoming friends of the Museum.
Apart from free participation at events such as lectures and gatherings, there is
also a free regular magazine with information and items of
interest. Membership is just £10 per year (£15 family
membership), and you have the knowledge that your contribution is helping to
preserve the wealth of history in the Perranzabuloe area.
Membership is due the first week in January and we encourage you to use the
standing order form below, as this greatly helps with collection of the
subscription. Should this not be practical for you, then a cheque can
be sent each year. If you already avail yourself of the
convenience of a "standing order" please would you adjust the
fee to the new £10, or £15 rate, our first increase for a number of
years. If you have problem printing the form, we can send you one.
Where friends consider
playing a more active role in the life of the museum, there are
opportunities for them to do so:-
a, We have a number of volunteers who
assist our curator during our summer opening times. The museum
could not open to the public without this help, but many find this a two
way benefit as assisting the visitors with enquiries, or pointing them in
the right direction around our resources, can be very
rewarding. The role is not demanding and during the quieter
moments there is time for their own activities or research. If
you would like to become part of this vital role, look out for the
training session we undertake in the spring, which is noted in the
magazine and our web site "what's on" page.
b, There are times when a bit of
maintenance is required and anything we do ourselves helps with our
funds. If you would like to occasionally give some time
to this cause then do let the committee know so that when we are arranging
a session we can contact you (NB, committee on rear of quarterly
c, Currently, artifact labeling is an
ongoing commitment to our museum formal accreditation process. Sessions will be arranged by the secretary throughout
the winter. As well as photographing and labeling the collection,
there is much chat and a cup of tea.
d, From time to time we have places
available on the committee. This is another rewarding role as
the group are responsible for steering the museum to its objectives,
formulating the years activities and fundraising. We are
much aware that the committee members are from the more "senior"
section of the community, which of course has its merits, but some younger
blood with a passion for the past, present and future of Perranzabuloe
would also be welcome.
e, At fund raising events, such as coffee
mornings, there is usually a bric-a brac stall. If you have
some items that could help to raise some cash they would be most
welcome. These events are useful for friends to maintain
contact over a cuppa. Help is welcome, details are posted on
the "what's on" web page.
f, Friends can encourage other people into
membership. We are self funding and membership subscriptions
help with our objectives. More membership also means more
contacts and through this the museum collections have benefited.
A "loft" or "garage" clear out sometimes reveals an
item from Perranzabuloe's past, which needs a home and this can make a welcome
addition to the Perranzabuloe story.
g, Lastly if you have a good idea, for
example, a museum display, a fund raising event, a lecture, an outing,
etc, do let the committee know. They can consider the
suggestion and if practical, support the idea to completion.
If you are a member you must already have an interest in our local
culture, so we want to hear from you.