Museum volunteers were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at an official ceremony on Wednesday 20 July 2016, as part of their annual summer party at the Museum.
The award has been granted to them for their remarkable work, which ranges from interpretation to maintenance and gardening to guided tours.
The award was presented by Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, and the volunteers also received a certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen.
Martin Purslow, Museum CEO, attended the volunteers’ party and said:
“I am immensely proud of this achievement for our strong band of volunteers. This award is a testament to their hard work and dedication to engaging the visiting public and wider community in the Museum’s collection of rescued vernacular buildings.”
The Museum’s 600 volunteers are our lifeblood – without our volunteers there is no Museum, and we could not survive or work without them as the inspirational and popular visitor attraction that we are today.
Volunteering at the Museum
Volunteering is a fantastic way to become involved in your community and to give something back, through sharing knowledge and skills, whilst learning something new.
Anyone interested in joining our friendly team as a volunteer is invited to make contact with our Visitor & Volunteer Services Manager, Charlie Thwaites, here at the Museum. Call Charlie on 01243 811933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.