Museum launches online survey with £100 prize to help inform future plans


Museum launches online survey with £100 prize to help inform future plans

Wirksworth Heritage Centre are calling for local people to complete an online survey and input in to their future plans.

The survey can be accessed at WWW.WHCSURVEY.COM.  It gives people the chance to actively shape the content, programs and experiences that the new organisation will deliver in the future.  There is a prize of £100 in vouchers to spend in the town for one lucky person who completes it.

Following a recent award of £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Wirksworth Heritage Centre are currently undertaking a development phase that includes consultation with various local groups, reviewing the museum collection, fundraising and preparing reports for the second HLF funding application in 2016.

We hope to transform 31 St John Street, Wirksworth into a multi-purpose venue for the community and to help make accessible the living story of the people, history and heritage of the town.  We are currently open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm, offering changing exhibitions, tourist information brochures and a small range of locally branded gifts – the sale of which will help to raise project funds – as well as a chance to talk to the project team.

Lucy Godfrey, Audience Development & Collections Officer for Wirksworth Heritage Centre, said:

Our commitment to public engagement is absolute and we want as many people as possible to take a few minutes to tell us what they want to see, experience and do.  It is essential that Wirksworth Heritage Centre is created for local people and by local people.  The more responses we get, the better we can represent the views of all people.”

The survey is open to over 16s until 31st August 2015.  If you don’t want to complete the survey online, why not drop in to 31 St John Street on a Friday or a Saturday to complete it there.  You can also find the link as well as share ideas on our Facebook page ‘WirksworthHeritageCentre’.  The Project Team are also hoping to run a series of focus groups over the summer, so please get in touch with Lucy if you would like to get involved.

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