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Children in Need fund raising evening
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A plant sale to raise funds
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Mrs Smith's Cottage survives and thrives because of our team of volunteers from the local community. The museum is managed by our curator but most of the work necessary to staff and support the cottage programmes is performed entirely by volunteers.

Three guides begin a shift at the Cottage
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Our Volunteer Guides develop a rota and staff the cottage for guided tours each opening day through the year. Training is provided and each new volunteer shadows a more experienced veteran for a few shifts before going solo.

Our Project Volunteers develop research topics and themed presentations for cottage displays. They spend many enjoyable hours in the library and archives to seek out the interesting bits of history attached to various periods of Mrs Smith's life and the many artefacts held by the museum.

Our Event Volunteers organise the various special events held each year from school visits and wash days to an annual Book Sale to raise funds to support the cottage.

Our Friends of Mrs Smith's Cottage group is open to anyone who wishes to support the cottage whether you wish to volunteer for work assignments or not. The group organises social activities through the year for all members.




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