Time, talent and money
We need all three of these things to ensure the continued success of the Museum.
As an organisation we do not receive any funds from local or central government.
Our Museum volunteers do it all.
Through their energy and enthusiasm, they keep the Museum running. Our income comes from visitor’s entrance fees, sales in the shop and tea room, grants, fund-raising projects and donations.
There are many and various ways that you can support your local Museum.
If you want to give us some MONEY please go straight to our DONATE page where the options are explained in detail.
If you have TIME or TALENT please read on …………..
This is a wonderfully rewarding way to support the Museum and is great fun as well. You will meet interesting and like- minded people and it is an opportunity for you to do something special for your local community. We have a set of pages on this website where you can read about some of the volunteering options. Go to our VOLUNTEER pages for lots more information.
If you have experience or a talent that we have not yet listed then please drop by and tell us about it.
Join the Museum Society
Joining the Museum Society is an excellent way of supporting the Museum; the Society has its own page on this website where you can read about the benefits of membership and how to join. Visit The Museum Society’s page.
Become a Friend
The Friends of the Museum meet on an informal basis at regular intervals to share ideas and discuss fundraising events and ways of promoting the Society and the Museum. They attend village fêtes throughout the district, organise social events, bingo, skittles and quiz evenings.
The funds that they raise are used to acquire new artefacts for the Society’s collection or to support the creation of new displays in the Museum.
If you would like to join this small but friendly group please contact the Museum or join up directly by clicking the Friends LINK, which will take you to an online form to complete.
You will be made most welcome.
Hold a fund raising event
If you have a fund raising idea, such as a quiz evening or opening your garden, that you would like to run in support of the Museum then please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it further.
Become a Sponsor
To sponsor an event or an exhibition as a corporate initiative or in memory of someone, please contact our volunteer treasurer at email@example.com .
Contribute to our Five Arches Journal
Help develop our knowledge of the local history of the North East Somerset area, as well as becoming part of a successful and well respected publication.
Click here to find out more about Five Arches History Journal.
Donate an artefact of local interest to the museum
The Museum Society collects items which reflect the social and industrial heritage of the former Somerset Coalfields. If you have an item you think The Museum Society may be interested in then we would be pleased to hear from you.
You are welcome to call into the Museum with your items; preferably on a Tuesday morning when a member of The Museum Society will be present. Due to limited space we are restricted on what items we can accept. So to avoid a wasted journey we would recommend that you contact us via email or post, with as much information about the item as you can provide, preferably including a photograph, and we will reply when we have assessed whether we can accommodate the item in our collection.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn a little money for us when you shop on line.
The Museum is a beneficiary under the Easyfundraising scheme.
This is an internet scheme that links your on-line purchases from retailers e.g. Tesco on-line, Argos, John Lewis to our charity account. Every time you shop using this method the Museum receives a small donation from the retailer.
If you have already signed up for Easyfundraising then please nominate Radstock Museum as your chosen charity.
Here is a direct link to the Museum’s Fund raising page at easyfundraising.org
If you have not yet signed up then please consider doing so. There is more to read about the scheme on the Easyfundraising website at easyfundraising.org.uk