With a Friends' membership, you will be entitled to discounts on many of the Museum's listed events, alongside the exclusive Friends organised trips, talks and workshops.

The Friends fundraise to support Museum projects and the acquisition of new objects for the collection. Most recently this was for the fabulous Walled Garden Project.  With your support the Friends continue to purchase plants and fixtures for the Walled Garden. The support of the Friends is very important to the Museum and all those that benefit from it.

By joining the Friends of the Museum in the Park you will enjoy many benefits including:

  • Reductions on tickets to talks, workshops and Friends organised trips.

  • Exclusive invitations to exhibition previews.

  • A free copy of our quarterly magazine, The Jackdaw, sent direct to you.

The Museum Friends always welcome new members. Please download their simple online renew/join membership form.

The Museum Friends have a trip planned on the 1st June 2019 to Rousham Park, north of Oxford, followed by an afternoon visit to Upton House (National Trust). Click here for details.

How your donations have helped

Every time you make a donation to the Museum, it gives the Friends an opportunity to help the Museum in a variety of different ways. This can include the conservation and acquisition of collections, but also extends to contributing towards aspects of the public programme and the Museum's events calendar.

Previous contributions have included:

  • The conservation of a beautiful 18th Century dress, alongside a 19th Century boys dress that was displayed in the Beauty exhibition.

  • Fundraising for the purchase, conservation and display of a locally discovered roman coin horde.

  • The purchase of outdoor wooden furniture for the Museum café.

  • Providing a new house keeper and nurse costume for actors to use during Museum events.

  • Large scale contributions to The Walled Garden Project and ongoing funding for planting and fixtures.

Without your help, the completion of these projects, along with many others would not have been possible. The Museum relies on the continued generous support of the Friends and are grateful for every pound!

The Friends’ ‘Jackdaw’ Newsletter

The most recent editions of the Friends’ Jackdaw newsletter are listed below. The newsletter provides insight into both Museum activities and the Friends, alongside articles about the walled garden, collections and other related subjects.

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Autumn 2018

Special Edition to mark the opening of the Walled Garden

About the Friends

The Friends of Stroud District Museum Registered Charity Number 1154377.

Friends Constitution

2018 AGM Notice and Agenda

2017-18 Draft Accounts

2018 AGM Draft Minutes

Friends Privacy Notice