The Friends of the Museum

Friends of the Museum Events

Membership to the Friends has many advantages, including fantastic discounts on our events. Keep your eye on this page to find out all the exciting things we have planned for this year!

Recent Friends excursions and events have included:

  • Hosting Outdoor Theatre fundraising events
  • An Auctioneers' Day
  • Stoneywell Cottage, Leicester (National Trust)
  • London Trip – The Mansion House and Charterhouse
  • The Arts and Crafts House at Compton Verney
  • Boughton House, Northants
  • Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House (National Trust)

Upcoming Events

Lecture with Dr John Chandler: Tales of the Severn

Saturday 23 March | 2pm | £7.50/£5 Friends

Join the Friends of the Museum for scintillating tales from the Severn!

Booking necessary, please call on 014553 763394.

Lecture with Sir Henry Elwes: Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

Saturday 1 April | 2pm | £7.50/£5 Friends

Sir Henry will talk about the renowned snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park which was started by his great grandfather, Henry John Elwes (1846-1922), a traveller-naturalist who introduced many plants to cultivation.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

A Special Gala Evening with Nick Macer: Plant Hunting Around the World

Friday 19 May | 7:15pm - 9:15pm | £15/£12.50 Museum Friends

Nick Macer, plant collector and owner of Pan Global Plants - his specialist nursery in Frampton on Severn, spends several weeks every year searching for rare plants. With expeditions ranging from Vietnam and Mexico to Azerbaijan and Chile, his talk at the Museum promises much of interest. It will be illustrated by his own magnificent photographs.

Nick recently appeared as a guest presenter on the BBC's 'Gardeners World', visiting gardens with special micro-climates to see the surprising plants that could be grown there.

The evening begins with an exploration of the Walled Garden, with Mr Macer’s talk beginning at 7:45pm. The talk will be followed by a glass of wine and light refreshments.

To book your place please call the Museum on 01453 763394.

Did you know?

All events, inclduing those organised by the Friends, can be found on the Museum Calendar page. 

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