News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Museum Mentor wanted at Tenterden Museum

Tenterden & District Museum is looking for a Museum Mentor. Housed in a characterful white weatherboard building, the museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers. Its collections are mainly of local history.

Museum volunteers have recently created a new audioguide and installed new technology to explore the collections. They are making improvements to access and displays and there is an active group researching the local history of Tenterden. The museum’s website is

The Museum Mentor is a voluntary position supporting Arts Council England’s Accreditation scheme. The role provides an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with the museum and its enthusiastic volunteers. 

To be a Museum Mentor you must have:

•    A minimum of 5 years of working professionally within a museum and with recent experience at a curator/manager level
•    Relevant or linked qualification
•    A commitment to CPD

Mentors generally provide up to 4 days a year support to their mentored museum – including a minimum of two site visits and attendance at one trustees’ meeting.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or express your interest in the role please contact" target="_blank"> 

If you’d like to know more about Tenterden Museum, please contact the Treasurer, Robin Wilkins,