The Friends of Risca Museum
The old Risca Colliers Institute building was purchased by the local authority in 1995 using European Heritage funding and volunteers from the Oxford House Industrial History Society were invited to establish and run the Risca Museum on the ground floor.
The Museum has enjoyed a supportive relationship with the local authority, originally Islwyn Borough Council and, more recently, Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC), via the Oxford House Adult Education Centre. However, in order to make financial savings, CCBC decided to dispose of the building and, after many months, they found an organisation which was prepared to acquire the building under a
Capital Asset Transfer agreement. Unfortunately, this agreement did not include any protection for the continued existence of the museum.
The Museum is now required to pay an additional £3000 per year over and above the sum previously paid to CCBC. Financial reserves will cover the required payments for a further year or so but new sources of funds will have to be found to enable the Museum to continue into 2019 and beyond.
Whilst open to any other ideas, initially it has been decided to form a Friends of Risca Museum for those who wish to ensure that this local amenity continues to exist. This will commence
immediately with an annual donation of £10 registering you as a Friend of Risca Museum for the subsequent calendar year.
To become a Friend of Risca Museum just complete the application form below or visit the museum any Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm. Also, contact us via either of the above methods or our Facebook page if you would like any further information.
Membership Application Form
Click to open the membership application form in a new window. Please print the form, complete all the details and post it to :-
The Membership Secretary
Friends of Risca Museum
c/o 11 Maindee Road
Alternatively bring it along to the museum any Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm.