FRIENDS OF LAWM

Membership of the Friends of the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is open to anybody who wishes to support the work & aims of the Museum. It supports the museum by raising money, providing voluntary work & services to the museum. All proceeds & activities are dedicated to the work of the museum in its acquisition, restoration & maintenance of items of historical value.

In joining the Friends of the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum you are helping to support the ongoing work of the museum in preserving our aviation heritage. If you decide to become a museum member you will be allocated a membership card, which entitles you to a variety of benefits this includes:

  • 10% discount on all purchases in the museum shop
  • 4 Newsletters per year keeping you informed of our news, exhibitions & events, which is distributed in March, June, September & December
  • Opportunities to work as a volunteer in the museum
  • Opportunities to work on the restoration & conservation of the museum exhibits
  • Opportunities to become a museum trustee, representing the friends

Membership will enable you to help with work around the Museum site if you wish, you do not have to have an aviation trade or skill but with suitable training you can learn how to work on the exhibits. New members who wish to help in this way are asked to contact the Museum to organise to meet with someone from the restoration team.

We are currently trying to recruit additional volunteers to the various active projects that are already being undertaken successfully by our skilled volunteers. Not only will this help to increase the pace of the work but it will hopefully widen the pool of volunteers trained to work on exhibits. To help maintain the high quality of work that has become a museum standard.

In addition to the aircraft work there are several other skills that we are currently looking for from amongst our volunteers. These range from general DIY and general maintenance skills to computing.. So please think about getting more involved at the museum by becoming a member and perhaps volunteering to start working at the museum. Membership costs are:

Individual Member                                          £15 per annum

Joint Member                                                  £20 per annum

Family Membership (2 adults + 2 Children)    £25 per annum

Child Member*  (age 12 to 16)                        £10 per annum

Individual Life Membership                             £250

Please make cheques payable to Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

*A child member must be proposed by a current member of the Friends, the proposer will be responsible for the child whilst at the museum


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BECOME A MUSEUM VOLUNTEER
The Museum is staffed entirely by Volunteers and is open to the public every Sunday & bank Holiday (closed Good Friday) from March until mid December, with Saturday opening from the beginning of May until the end of September.

The Volunteers perform a wide range of jobs according to their skills. What unites them all is a belief in the work the Museum is doing to preserve, protect and display its growing collection of important military artefacts

We are looking for volunteers interested in the following

  • Guides and Security
  • Carpentry and general maintenance
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Research
  • Grounds maintenance

If you think you could help us by giving a little of your time we would like to hear from you. But whatever your skills and availability do contact us so that we can see how we may be able to involve you in this important work. All museum volunteers must be members of the Friends of LAWM