Anglo Saxon Skeleton

Anglo Saxon Skeleton

Today was the day everyone here at the Museum has been looking forward to for a long time, our resident Anglo Saxon skeleton has been moved to her new home! All thanks to the Friends of the Vale & Downland Museum, we were able to purchase a brand new state of the art display case especially for our skeleton. Those of you that have visited the Museum before will remember our skeleton in a fairly small display case which meant she was not able...

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Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

As many of you know we were very lucky to be shortlisted in the top 10 of the Kids In Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2017. On Monday 2nd October our Curator Suzie, Learning & Access Officer Mel and Cafe Supervisor Julie all travelled to London for the awards ceremony at the historic May Fair Hotel. Kids In Museums received over 700 nominations for this years award from families and Museums, which was then whittled down to the final top...

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We Need Your Help!

We Need Your Help!

We are currently looking to get new items for our gift shop and we would love to know what sort of items our visitors would like to see in stock in our gift shop. There are a few ways to let us know your ideas; Email us at vdmtourism@gmail.com Call us on 01235 771447 Send us a Facebook message/comment Send us a tweet on...

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Epic Egyptians Day

Epic Egyptians Day

We had our Easter Half term activity day this week (11th) and what a fun day it was! Here are some photos from the day Our Learning & Access Officer, Melanie with a few of our visitors!               A couple of ‘Mummy’s‘ in the making!               Clay tablet making!         We even had a couple of VIP visitors! MP for...

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A note from the Friends of the Museum

A note from the Friends of the Museum

A Possible Crisis for FVDM Three years ago, it seemed that FVDM would not be able to continue because of a lack of committee members. The constitution states that the term of office is three years with the possibility of standing for one more term. In order that FVDM should continue, five of the current committee joined and so have reached the end of their term of office. Some are willing to stand again but some are not. The committee is already...

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