Bishop’s House appeal for volunteers
The Friends of Bishop’s House, Sheffield’s best preserved timber framed building and one of the region’s ‘architectural treasures’, which runs the building urgently need more volunteers. Bishops’ House is owned by Sheffield City Council, which funds its maintenance, and the exhibits are curated by Sheffield Museums, but it is volunteers from the friends group who keep it open to the public.
There is no immediate threat of the building closing to the public but without more volunteers the group will continue to struggle to keep it open for its full scheduled hours during the weekend. As well as opening as a museum at weekends, it hosts gigs throughout the year and is also available to hire as a wedding venue.
Volunteers are only asked to give three hours of their time on a Saturday or Sunday, on an ‘ad hoc’ basis whenever they are able to help out, and no experience is required. In return, they get to play their part in preserving something she says is ‘so special and unique to the city’, and they get the chance to meet a variety of visitors and other volunteers.
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