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TOWN VITALITY FUND: It is excellent news that Lostwithiel has been successful in its bid for funding to help address the town’s transport infrastructure, alongside development of the three heritage buildings owned by the Town Council. This project is essential to the rejuvenation of the town centre whilst complementing the town’s existing offerings and helping to celebrate Lostwithiel’s ancient heritage. Congratulations to everyone involved in this vital project.


VOLUNTEERS: Lostwithiel Museum relies entirely on volunteers and without this special group of people we simply wouldn’t exist. We are currently living in perhaps the most challenging period since the Museum started 50 years ago so the importance of attracting volunteers has possibly never been greater.

Without volunteers it has been estimated that 50% of Museums would have to close. We never want to be in this position but we are well aware of the fragility of our situation. One thing is certain, you can never safely say that we will have sufficient numbers of volunteers to cover every aspect of running a Museum.

As lockdown eases you might be thinking about how to spend some of your spare time. All we need is two hours a week to help meet and greet visitors. Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided.

To enable the Museum to open from Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4.30pm until the end of October, requires a minimum of 15 Stewards per week, each one covering a 2hr slot. In addition we also need a team of ‘occasional’ Stewards to cover for unforeseen absences. We very much look forward to welcoming those of you who’ve previously acted as Stewards and those of you who are new to the role. For further information about joining our team, please contact Maggie Lancaster on 01208 873093 or Christine Walton on 01208 871456.


MUSEUM IMPROVEMENTS: There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes to ensure that a future visit to the Museum will offer you a much improved and very different experience. These improvements include: a timeline to highlight 1000 years of Lostwithiel's history; changes to a display depicting local people and their links with the emergency services; a touch screen facility to help you browse archive information and photographs; a video loop displaying film footage and archive photographs with captions........and there's more to come ! We look forward to seeing you soon.