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Friends and Volunteer support

The Winding House has a thriving and enthusiastic Friends and Volunteers group. They support the Winding House in many ways, from fundraising and promotion, to practical help.

The Winding House Friends and Volunteers help to support the museum by:

  • Acting as a supporters’ club to generate enthusiasm for the Winding House.
  • Encouraging others to come and enjoy the Winding House and take part in its activities.
  • Helping to raise funds to enhance services and facilities at the Winding House.
  • Having the opportunity to volunteer at the Winding House and helping it to provide enhanced and new services.
  • Contributing to the future growth and success of the Winding House.

Activities and projects

Friends and Volunteers can get involved in the museum in many different ways.

As a Friend

You can:

  • Attend regular social events.
  • Receive invitations to exhibition previews at the Winding House.
  • Receive a 10% discount in the Winding House Gift Shop and Coffee Shop.
  • Make advance bookings for special Winding House events.
  • Receive a regular newsletter.
  • Contribute to the services and facilities at the Winding House through membership fees.

Friends & Volunteers Social Events

As a Volunteer

You can receive all these benefits as well as getting involved in some exciting projects and helping out with all sorts of aspects of the museum:

  • Front of House Team – help welcome and care for our visitors’ needs.
  • Events Team – help stage special events for our visitors.
  • Learning Team – help deliver learning sessions and activities for visiting school groups.
  • Collections Management Team – record and document our growing collection of artefacts.
  • Engine Maintenance Team – help care for our winding engine.
  • Research Team – explore and promote the area’s heritage.
  • Exhibitions Team – contribute to new displays and exhibitions.

Some of our Volunteers in action

Become a Friend or Volunteer

As a Friend or Volunteer of the Winding House you will receive many benefits, including:

  • A 10% discount in the Gift Shop and Coffee Shop at the Winding House.
  • Exclusive previews and wine receptions for all our new exhibitions.
  • The opportunity to be involved in discussions of future plans for the Winding House.
  • A Friends and Volunteers Christmas Party – a chance to get together and enjoy some festive fun at the museum!
  • Priority access to our research library and the family history research collections.
  • The opportunity to attend our annual meeting to find out how your membership has helped to support the museum.
  • Previews of what’s in store for the upcoming year!

Contact us for application forms or for more information on becoming a Friend or Volunteer.

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