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Mundesley Museum

 

Forward Plan 2015 - 2018

 

The aim of the forward plan is to outline what Mundesley Museum aims to achieve in the next three year period. The plan is organised into the following sections.

1.       Statement of Purpose

2.       Key aims

3.       Objectives

4.       Action plan

5.       Financial plan

6.       Achievements

Mundesley Museum is run entirely by volunteers.

1.       Statement of Purpose

The Museum has been established to collect objects, documents, photographs, and any other items, marine or otherwise connected with the history of Mundesley, and the surrounding areas in Norfolk.

In furtherance of the above collections the Museum may:

1.       To undertake research in all matters relating to the history of Mundesley and the items in the collection.

2.       To promote, and encourage research which may be undertaken by third parties.

3.       Seek to advance the education of the public by holding exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes and workshops.

4.       To produce and print and circulate pamphlets, articles, books and leaflets.

5.       Market the Museum to increase public awareness and the use of its resources, services and facilities

6.       Provide services and facilities for the benefit and enjoyment of visitors

The Museum shall ensure   the safekeeping of all items in its collection.

 

2.       Key Aims

In order to ensure the continuity, and smooth running of the Museum, there are a number of key aims that it seeks to fulfil each year. These include:

1.       Retain attractive, well presented and informative photographic displays depicting the history of Mundesley, and the immediate neighbourhood for visitors to the Museum

2.       Mount and present each year a different display, normally in conjunction with a special anniversary, of particular interest to local inhabitants of all age groups.

3.       Procure and present small artefacts relative to the history of Mundesley.

4.       Widen the visitor base, where possible.

5.       Ensure that there is a continuing volunteer base.


Objectives

In order to achieve the aims as outlined above, the Museum has developed a number of objectives.

1.              Permanent Displays.

Permanent displays will be checked during the winter months when the Museum is generally closed. Any changes or updating that needs to be done will be completed during this period, ready for the spring opening.

2.              New Displays

A range of new displays are to be developed. These include Mundesley’s Railway Heritage, Mundesley Hotels, Mundesley and the Royal Navy during World War II, the history of the RAF in North Norfolk. Information for these displays will be researched and brought together during the winter months. The new display will then be put together in the spring ready for the opening.

3.              Procurement of Artefacts

The Museum will continue to collect artefacts, following the guidance outlined in the Acquisitions and Disposal policy. As there is no documentation backlog, it is the Museum’s objective that any new material entering the Museum will documented promptly.

4.              Succession Planning

Attracting Volunteers into the Museum is an ongoing problem, which is not unusual to museums that rely totally on volunteers. Over the next years the committee will encourage stewards to take on other roles within the Museum. The Museum will periodically advertise for new volunteers in the local library and local papers. Word of mouth is another way of ensuring that the village is aware that new volunteers of any age are always welcome.

 

3.       Action Plan

Aim 1. Checking Permanent Displays

Objectives

How to be achieved

Who is responsible

When to achieve

1.Retain informative permanent displays

Checking displays. Adding new material where needed

Committee

To be checked every winter, to be ready for spring opening

 


 

 

Aim 2. Development of New Displays

Objectives

How to be achieved

Who is responsible

When to achieve

1.       Collecting information for new displays.

Research

Committee

Primarily during the winter, to be ready for spring opening

2.       Selecting appropriate objects from stores

Collection

Committee

During winter months

3.       Creating new display panels etc. and mounting display

 

Committee

Spring

4.       Widening our

Visitor base

Selected articles in Braille

Chairman

Winter

5.       Provide QR Codes

Provide QR Codes in selected places ie. outside Museum

Chairman

Winter

 

Aim 3. Procurement of Artefacts

Objectives

How to be achieved

Who is responsible

When to achieve

1.       Continue collecting artefacts as outlined in A & D policy

 

Research

Committee

Continuous

 

Aim 4. Succession

Objectives

How to be achieved

Who is responsible

When to achieve

1.       To encourage new volunteers into the Museum

 

Advertising in the local press, library and word of mouth

Committee

Continuous

 

4.       Finance

 

1.           The Museum shall be funded by an annual precept based on its budgetary requirements for the ensuing year, which will be submitted to the Parish Council prior to Parish Council precept being agreed.

2.           A detailed record of income and expenditure relative to the above precept shall be kept by the Committee and presented to the Parish Council for ratification at the end of the financial year, which shall run from 1st. April to 31st. March.

3.           The Accounts are audited by the Parish Council’s Responsible Financial Officer, and are incorporated in the Parish Council’s Annual Accounts that are audited.

4.           All monies raised by and on behalf of the Museum shall be paid to the Parish Council.

5.           To raise funds to purchase items which are considered to be of benefit to the Museum and to enhance the collection.

6              Achievements

1.     The Parish Council was able to complete the purchase of the freehold of the Museum from North Norfolk District Council which provides future security.

2.     Internal and external renovations, including a new damp proof course have been provided which has improved the ambient internal temperature.    

3. School visits have increased considerably. In 2104 125 pupils from Great Yarmouth VA High School, so far in 2015, 39 pupils from Greshams School, Holt

4. Successful research was carried out to find the Coat of Arms for Mundesley.

5. 4 new Volunteers have joined the Museum, but staffing still continues to be a problem during the school holidays.

 

Mundesley-on-Sea Parish Council being Governing Body accept this Forward Plan