Ashwell Village Museum Heritage Fund
Serious deterioration has been found in some of the structural timbers in the old part of the Museum. The cost of a thorough restoration of this iconic building will be in the region of £200,000 to £250,000.
The Museum Trustees have set up a Museum Heritage Fund to ensure that this work can be carried out to the highest standard and that Ashwell people and others will continue to benefit in the future from enhanced access to the community resources and educational work for which the Museum is already well known. The work being undertaken will make the building sound for at least another 100 years + providing a wonderful and lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy.
Community Fundraising Initiative
It is hoped that the Museum will be able to attract funding from various grant bodies, but these bring with them a requirement for a significant amount of fundraising from the local community. A number of events and activities are being implemented in order to support this very worthwhile cause.
The next events are:
Saturday 29th June 3.00pm Tour and tea of the Sculpture Garden and Studio at Hinxworth Place by kind permission of Jo and John Mills
Tickets £5.00 from Sandra Barker 01462 743009
Saturday 20th July 3.00pm
Repeat of the tour of the Sculpture Garden and Studio at Hinxworth Place
Tuesday 16th July 8.00pm
St Mary’s Church Ashwell
The Galliard Trio concert of light classical music.
Tickets £10 in advance from C Jenkinson 742592 or on the door