JOIN & SUPPORT

Wells & Mendip Museum is a self-funding independent charity, relying on public support and donations. Much of the museum's operation depends on help from volunteers, working partners, Friends of the Museum and benefactors.

 

Make a Donation

Wells & Mendip Museum is a self-funding independent charity, and we rely on the generosity of donors to keep the museum running.

 

If you wish to make a direct donation you may do so through Virgin Money Giving by clicking on the red button below. ​You can also support us by becoming a Friend of Wells & Mendip Museum.

 

You may also donate at the museum itself. You will find our donation box at the museum shop.

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Get Involved

Museum Volunteers

 

Volunteers fulfil many roles in the museum, including front-of-house, curatorial, archives, library development, gardening, and maintenance.

 

Vacancies for these roles occur frequently, especially for the front-of-house. Please email our Volunteer Coordinator to check if there are vacancies, to register your interest, or for full role descriptions. Alternatively, drop into the museum and have a chat with one of our volunteers who will be able to give you an application form. 

Janet Rodger, Volunteer Coordinator

volcoordwmm@gmail.com

Current Vacancies

Front-of-House Volunteer: Monday Afternoons (Weekly)

We are currently looking for a front-of-house volunteer for Monday afternoons1.30pm to 5.00pm (1.00pm to 4.00pm in the winter).

Front-of-house volunteers coordinate the smooth running of the reception area in the museum by extending a warm and informative welcome to all visitors. This is a key role and you must be happy working in a busy and varied customer-orientated environment. Tasks include running the museum shop and dealing with Wells Visitor Information queries.

This role will suit someone who has an enthusiastic, friendly manner, enjoys meeting people, and is computer literate. You should be happy to work as part of a team, but equally happy to work alone when necessary.

To read a full description of the role, please click here

​To apply for a position please complete the application form, available here

 

Please return your completed form to Janet Rodger (Volunteer Coordinator) by dropping it off at the front desk, posting to the museum, or emailing to volcoordwmm@gmail.com

Front-of-House Volunteer: Saturday Afternoons (Weekly)

We are currently looking for a front-of-house volunteer for Saturday afternoons1.30pm to 5.00pm (1.00pm to 4.00pm in the winter).

Front-of-house volunteers coordinate the smooth running of the reception area in the museum by extending a warm and informative welcome to all visitors. This is a key role and you must be happy working in a busy and varied customer-orientated environment. Tasks include running the museum shop and dealing with Wells Visitor Information queries.

This role will suit someone who has an enthusiastic, friendly manner, enjoys meeting people, and is computer literate. You should be happy to work as part of a team, but equally happy to work alone when necessary.

To read a full description of the role, please click here

​To apply for a position please complete the application form, available here

 

Please return your completed form to Janet Rodger (Volunteer Coordinator) by dropping it off at the front desk, posting to the museum, or emailing to volcoordwmm@gmail.com

Front-of-House Volunteer: Every Other Wednesday Afternoon (Fortnightly)

We are currently looking for a front-of-house volunteer for every other Wednesday afternoon, 1.00pm to 4.00pm (1.30pm to 5.00pm in the summer).

Front-of-house volunteers coordinate the smooth running of the reception area in the museum by extending a warm and informative welcome to all visitors. This is a key role and you must be happy working in a busy and varied customer-orientated environment. Tasks include running the museum shop and dealing with Wells Visitor Information queries.

This role will suit someone who has an enthusiastic, friendly manner, enjoys meeting people, and is computer literate. You should be happy to work as part of a team, but equally happy to work alone when necessary.

To read a full description of the role, please click here

​To apply for a position please complete the application form, available here

 

Please return your completed form to Janet Rodger (Volunteer Coordinator) by dropping it off at the front desk, posting to the museum, or emailing to volcoordwmm@gmail.com

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Friends of Wells & Mendip Museum

If you would like to support us and enjoy the benefits of membership, please consider becoming a Friend of the Museum. Any financial support as a museum benefactor is also warmly welcomed. You can even support the museum through recycling your used ink cartridges and mobile phones!

Benefits of Membership

  • Free museum entry for a year (annual member) or lifetime (life member)

  • Free entry to paid exhibitions

  • Invitations to selected previews and openings of museum exhibitions

  • Free use of the museum library for research

  • Free entry to Wells Natural History and Archaeological Society lectures

  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases

  • Regular newsletter (via email)​

 

Annual membership rates are:

Individual // £10.00

Family (2 adults + 3 children under 16 years) // £15.00

Lifetime membership rates are:

Individual // £100.00

Family (2 adults + 3 children under 16 years) // £150.00

To join please complete the membership form available here

 

Post your completed form (along with payment) to the museum, or call in at the museum with your form. If you would like to pay by card you will need to drop into the museum. Forms are also available at the front desk.

Please consider filling in the Gift Aid section if this applies to you.  

 
Wells Heritage Pass

 

The Wells Heritage Pass gives unlimited access to three historically significant sites in Wells for one year. This annual pass allows entry to Wells & Mendip MuseumThe Bishop's Palace & Gardens and Wells Cathedral. Cardholders also receive a 10% discount on shop purchases.

 

Prices

Individual // £40

Joint // £69

Family (1 adult + 2 children) £55

Family (2 adults + 2 children) // £78

Passes may be purchased from Wells Cathedral or the Bishop’s Palace.

 

Funds raised from the Wells Heritage Pass will be invested in the conservation of these significant heritage landmarks and will ensure that the doors of these sites are kept open to the public now and for future generations.

To discover more please download the Wells Heritage Pass leaflet.

Museum Benefactors

As an independent charity, the museum continues to operate thanks to generous public support. From a one-off donation to a will bequest, any financial gift is warmly welcomed. 
 
For further information please contact the museum manager, Christine Fewer, on 01749 673477 or at admin@wellsmuseum.org.uk

We would like to thank the following for their kind donations:

 

Allen Cotton

Harmony Yoga

Heritage Lottery Fund

Jean Imray

Rothschild in the Community

Swan Hotel

U3A

Viridor Credits Environmental Company

Waitrose “Community Matters”

Wells City Council

Wells Freemasons

Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society

Wells Rotary Club

Support the museum by recycling your inkjet cartridges and mobile phones

 

Simply register with Recycle4Charity.co.uk and request Freepost bags. For each usable cartridge, £1 will be donated to the museum. For each mobile phone, 50% of the market value will be donated to the museum (up to £70).

Alternatively, just drop your items off at the museum and we will send them.