New tearooms at the Richard Jefferies Museum on the edge of Coate Water Country Park are proving so successful that more people are needed to give a hand behind the scenes.
The museum, which is the birthplace of Swindon’s Victorian nature writer, has opened up a gate to the park and people are flocking to visit and enjoy a delicious Sunday afternoon cream tea in the gardens or indoors.
“We’ve always known how wonderful the old farmhouse and gardens are,” said Mike Pringle of the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust.
“It’s exciting to see so many people discovering the place for themselves, and being amazed by the story of the man who lived there.”
The trust only took over the museum from Swindon Council a few months ago but already visitor numbers are soaring.
Mike added “The museum is a fantastic, friendly place, with a well-organised kitchen. All we need is a couple of volunteers who love working with the public and fancy joining us on Sunday afternoons.”
To find out more, contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07768 917466.