A big thank you to everyone who participated in the museum pub quiz and raffle. Over £350 was raised for museum activities! The quiz was won by the `Sahara Desert Canoe Club’ (pictured). The lucky winners each received a dinner at Bon-O-Phool Indian restaurant.
Hi, my name is Tom and I’ve been volunteering at Congleton Museum for the past fortnight to gain some experience before I start my Masters degree in Public History this September. During my time at the museum, I have learnt a lot about how museums operate through the tasks I have been assigned, such as recording newly acquired items and updating the collections database. I have also benefited from conversations with the museum chair and collections manager, Ian Doughty and the education officer, Jean Westbrook. Furthermore, the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the museum.
Lovely leaving do last night for Karen Stratford, the museum’s Education Officer for the past 4½ years. Many volunteers and trustees came to say goodbye to Karen and wish her all the best. The museum’s new Education Officer is Jean Westbrook!