The Friends of Mortehoe Museum play an important role in the activities of the Trust and the Museum. The Museum is self-funding and in order to continue to provide such a worthwhile facility, ongoing fundraising is essential. To achieve this there is a Friends’ Committee, elected from the membership of the Friends, which together with other volunteers plans and organises a programme of events throughout the year. Examples of these events include quiz nights, an annual barbeque that coincides with the Mortehoe Scarecrow Festival and suppers in the village hall, usually with a speaker.
A visit to the Museum will give both local residents and visitors alike, a chance to learn more about the fascinating local and natural history as well as the geology of the area.
Friends of the Museum also play an important part in other ways such as volunteering to manage the Museum shop and helping to run the ever popular Tractor and Trailer rides during July and August.
Membership of the Friends is one way in which those interested in ensuring that the Museum continues to be an important source of information on local history, heritage and customs can support the activities of the Trust and the Museum.
Benefits of membership of the Friends include being informed about what is going on at the Trust and the Museum, details of fundraising and other events, unlimited free entry to the Museum during the period of membership and attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
By becoming a Friend of Mortehoe Museum (membership costs £5 per annum) you will be helping to preserve the culture and heritage of the ancient village of Mortehoe and its surrounding area. For more information on how to join the Friends, please telephone 01271 870520 or e-mail