Helping the Museum


The Museum can only function by way of its volunteers. The Trustees, the Curator, all the officers are volunteers. All the day-to-day work of the Museum is all carried on by volunteers.

There are plenty of opportunities. You could simply spend an hour or two stewarding the display area, greeting visitors and answering simple enquiries. If computer-work is your thing, then there is cataloguing and registration work to be done. You could help sort and list the collections or help us develop our connections to schools and local groups. If you have other ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

You need not commit to too many hours, though if you’d like to have a regular session with us that would suit us well.

If you have a few hours to spare and find history of interest, do give us a call and let’s see if you can help.


The Friends play a valuable part in the life of the Museum. They come along to our preview events and receive a regular Newsletter. But, just as important, they are our friends in the community, reminding people about the Museum and spreading word of what we are doing. Often they have been instrumental in persuading people to give their interesting objects, old photographs or documents to the Museum where they can be enjoyed by others.

There is a small subscription, currently a minimum of £7.00.per person.

If you’d like to become a Friend of the Museum, please download an application form, Friends Application 2018-19.

Friends Newsletter

We produce a regular newsletter here are the latest in pdf format:


Much of what you see on display in the Museum and even more of what lies behind the scenes, awaiting future display in the Museum store, is only there because of the generosity of people in and around Halesworth – and, for that matter, for that matter, from much further afield: those whose families once lived here or who have worked or served in the area long-since.

Gifts of objects, photographs and documents are all welcomed and the details of donors carefully registered to form what is, in effect, a roll-of-honour of those who have helped make the Museum as comprehensive and interesting as it is today.

If you have something which throws some light on Halesworth and the Blyth Valley in days gone by and which you think might be of interest to others, please contact the Curator.