The Friends organisation supports the Museum through fundraising and voluntary work. They meet monthly during autumn and winter for a variety of talks and social gatherings. In the summer months there are day trips to other museums and places of interest both locally and further afield. Past visits have included seeing the new bells of St Helen’s church, before they were commissioned, and the Birmingham Backs-to-Backs, an art gallery trip.
The Friends funded the acquisition of a delightful watercolour by Nathaniel Sparks. It shows a riverside view of Abingdon from Fairlawn Wharf and dates to the early part of this century. Money raised through the events programme has contributed to other projects, such as the transfer of old film footage of Abingdon onto videotape.
The annual membership subscriptions are £8 for one person, £12 for joint or family membership and £25 for corporate membership. Please contact one of the following people for more information: