Diss Museum needs you —fresh call to support ‘little gem’

Diss Museum opening with Rick Wakeman ANL-160313-122322005
Diss Museum opening with Rick Wakeman ANL-160313-122322005

Diss Museum has issued a fresh call for volunteers to help support one of the town’s “little gems.”

Situated in the Market Place and a feature of the Heritage Triangle, the museum is housed in The Shambles, an early Victorian building which used to be a butcher’s shop, and is run by volunteers.

Diss Museum opening with Rick Wakeman ANL-160313-122311005

Diss Museum opening with Rick Wakeman ANL-160313-122311005

Its displays range from those to do with local businesses and personalities to the gamut of history extending from Neolithic flints to a recent temporary exhibition of pioneering work in electronic music by Fressingfield’s Tristram Cary.

It is calling on people to donate their time as trustees to help with the running of the museum.

A spokesperson said: “The Museum is run entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure this little gem functions effectively, from behind the scenes in the collection archives, to front-of-house stewarding during opening hours, and in many other unsung ways.

“One of those ways is the Board of Trustees, who look after the running of the museum and who are now appealing for new trustees to help in this vital role.

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure this little gem functions effectively

“If you have some spare time to attend about four meetings a year and have experience in management or fundraising, or a marketing or media background, they would be pleased to talk to you about joining the current team.”

Volunteers interested in being a part of all or any of this should contact Miranda Moore, Secretary to the Trustees on 01379 652707 or email mirandaclaremoore@yahoo.co.uk in the first instance.