Friends of the Museum


The Friends of the Vale and Downland Museum & Visitor Centre is an independent group with charitable status which supports all aspects of the museum’s work.


There are over 100 members, who either

•Pay £6.50 individual membership

•Pay £10.00 family membership

•Make a covenant to the Museum Trust

If you wish to support the work of the Friends, please obtain an application form from the Museum, or download one from the Friend’s website.

Fund Raising

A permanent selection of good quality second hand-books, a monthly second-hand book stall and the 100 Club, a monthly cash prize draw, raise money for projects related to the museum.

The Blowing Stone

This magazine, published and financed by ‘The Friends’, was issued from Spring 1982 – Spring 1994. The articles printed are mainly of local historical interest and some are reproduced on the museum’s web site. Copies are also held in the museum library, and may be viewed on prior application.


If you require information or have questions please email the Secretary of the Friends,[email protected] or use the contact form on our website

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