A new tea room opens at the award winning Erewash Museum on Easter Saturday . . . and volunteers are needed to staff what is expected to be a popular feature.
The Victorian-themed Old Stables Tea Room is part of the all new learning, community and exhibition centre development at the museum – completed thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant – and all will be showcased for the first time to the public at a launch event on Saturday 26 March.
Now the museum is actively recruiting volunteers for the tea room. Volunteers will help serve tea and coffee and pre-prepared cakes. No cooking skills are necessary, just a friendly personality and a willingness to undergo some simple training for using the cash till and food hygiene
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Volunteers play a vital role in the running of our museum and contribute greatly to the visitor experience. The opening of the Victorian-themed tea room is the ideal opportunity to get involved in an exciting new chapter of the museum’s history. So please volunteer today . . . your museum needs you!”
The tearoom will be managed by the Friends of Erewash Museum and staffed entirely by volunteers.
To find out more about volunteering in the tea room, email Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Buck: [email protected] or call 0115 907 1141.
Residents will be able to try out the new team room at the Victorian-themed launch event to celebrate the completion of the HLF development on Saturday 26 March. To find out more about the event visit: www.erewashmuseum.co.uk
Erewash Museum is just off the High Street in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Admission is free and it is open Monday to Saturday during school holidays between 10am-4pm. For more information contact Erewash Museum 0115 907 1141 or email [email protected] or www.facebook.com/ErewashMuseum