Friends of Weymouth Museum

The Friends of Weymouth Museum is a registered charity (Charity No. 900003), and was founded in 1988 to promote and support the Museum in the local community.  The ‘Friends’ also raise funds to enable the museum to acquire a particular item for the Collection, special conservation materials or display cabinets.  

Members receive a quarterly newsletter ‘By- the-Wey’ and help organise and support fund raising events.  We organise a programme of ‘Teas & Talks’ twice a year, a fund raising stall is held on the Esplanade every year and there is a short programme of visits and walks to local places of interest.  Members of the ‘Friends’ often act as volunteers within the Museum either as front of house stewards, by working behind the scenes in the Local Information Service, by helping to care for the Museum Collections or on data entry. 

The Friends are committed to lending their support to the redevelopment of Weymouth Museum and to supporting the current Museum.

Please join us, as every new member helps us to ensure the continuation of the Museum and the safeguarding of its Collections for the people of Weymouth and the surrounding area. 

If you would like more information please contact us

By Email: 

Or write to us at: Graham Perry, Chair, Friends of Weymouth Museum, 2 Portwey Close, Weymouth, DT4 8RF

Or download our application form here

The new entrance facilities were only made possible through an emergency fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We have also benefitted from the active support of The Friends of Weymouth Museum.