The Museum, this year, is open every Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 4pm until 30th September.
We made the decision to change our opening hours to see if that helped with the numbers and it seems to have worked. That plus the better signage has seen our numbers of visitors increase by over 30% at this time which is marvellous!
Thank you to all the volunteers who help run the Museum both on the desk and behind the scenes - without you we could not function.
As with every business our running costs are ever increasing. We had a Bingo Tea on the 8th August, at the Tulloch Institute, to raise funds for the Museum. We are thrilled to announce that we made just under £1000. Huge thanks to all who have donated their time, prizes, baking and other food and supported us by participating in the fun and to all our excellent helpers, on the night, who did a sterling job. A very special thanks go to Eileen Milne and Vera Couttie who have been instrumental in organising this event and to our caller Sandra who did an excellent job.
Other fundraising this year to look forward to are:
1. A quiz in the Mason's Hall, Abernethy on the 26th October
Each team should consist of no more than four people and the cost to enter will be £20 per team. Don’t worry if you cannot make up a full team, please still come and join us, we will only charge £5 per person and make up teams.
Come and join in the fun and bring your friends and family - we really need good numbers to make it a fun evening.
2. A big raffle over the season
Tickets will be available in the Museum soon. They will be £1 per ticket/£5 for a book.
There will be lovely prizes including an Afternoon Tea at Ballathie House for 2 and a lovely Christmas Hamper full of Wine and goodies to enjoy over the festive season.
We will draw the raffle in December so get your tickets to have a chance of winning a great prize.
3. Bob Macdonald's excellent Paper Quiz
These are available in the Museum now and also in Berryfields, the Crees, Jamesfield, the hairdressers in Bridge of Earn and Newburgh and the Brig. Do come into the Museum and pick up a quiz. They are only £1 and you could win £20 if you get all the answers right!
If you wish to become a member of the Museum and/or become a volunteer, your support would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy the satisfaction of being involved in a fantastic local facility.
For more information please call the Museum on 850889 or look at the website www.museumofabernethy.co.uk or email me at email@example.com.
Bring your friends and family and spread the word about your lovely local museum - enjoy all our displays, the children’s activities and find out more about the life and times of our charming ancient burgh and parish.
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Lesley Robinson, Chair, Museum of Abernethy
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Charity Number: SC023100