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Can you help keep open Diss Museum?

PUBLISHED: 12:47 10 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 12 November 2018

Diss Museum is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Archant

Diss Museum is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Archant

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Do you have a passion for local history and the fascinating past of Diss? If so, and you’ve got some time to spare, you could help keep open Diss Museum.

Diss Museum is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Sonya DuncanDiss Museum is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Sonya Duncan

The town’s volunteer staffed museum has just closed its doors for another year but it is already seeking volunteer stewards to help staff it when it re-opens on March 10.

Situated in the Market Place in a building called The Shambles, formerly two butchers’ shops, the museum opened in its current form in 1993.

It houses a variety of displays, frequently changed, about the history of the town and local area. Always on display are the Old Rectory Doll’s House, old photos and jottings from the Memory Bank.

Local firms like Cupiss, Aldrich, Anness and Gaze have all been featured. Panels in the windows depict significant characters and events from the town’s past.

Inside Diss Museum  is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Ian BurtInside Diss Museum is seeking volunteer stewards to help keep it open next year. Picture: Ian Burt

Basil Abbott became museum manager in 2005, but the day-to-day running of the museum is largely by volunteers. The Friends of Diss Museum provide stewards and financial support for special items.

If you could spare two hours a week they would love to hear from you. Giving your time would mean that the museum can be kept open daily from 11am to 3pm. No experience is needed

For further information call David Young on 10379 642168 or email fodimus@gmail.com

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