Friends of the museum

At Fakenham museum of gas and local history we have just a handful of volunteer staff who form the working committee, making sure that the museum functions. This working committee is backed up by a faithful group of ‘Friends’ who provide additional help during longer opening hours and work with us on special events.

If you would like to volunteer or feel you have skills you can offer us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

To contact Friends of the museum please get in touch here or call 07470 341402.

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The Board of Trustees provides direction and takes responsiblity for the decisions regarding the longer term plans and future of the museum.

Financial support

We will continue to offer free admission to the museum. Donations of any amount are very welcome and we are always grateful for any financial support we receive which helps in both the running and maintainance the site. If you wish to support us financially you can send any donations to: Fakenham Town Gas Works Museum Trust (1996354), Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 7LA.


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