Your support

Will help acquire and care for objects in the museum, and provide vital funding to areas such as education, training and exhibitions.

In return for an annual subscription, each Member receives free entry to the Museum for the year, a newsletter, and 10% discount off all normally priced purchases in the Café and the Shop.

Become part of something you care about

Whatever your contribution might be – annual subscription, a donation, or in active volunteer time, your support will be most welcome and greatly appreciated.

The Friends volunteers have a significant role at the Villa. As the Museum and family visitor centre becomes more popular, we give our time and skills in an increasing number of areas. In some cases training is required, which we provide.

From an active volunteer’s point of view, the Villa is a very pleasant place for Members to spend an hour or two doing something that is of real interest and which is well received and highly valued.


Our work covers:

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  • Fundraising events and activities.
  • Museum guides and stewards.
  • A specialist team of education guides.
  • Maintenance of the Roman Garden.
  • Winter Lectures, given by visiting speakers.
  • The handling display of artefacts is taken out into the community to fêtes, fairs and residential care homes.
  • We help with other family activities and with the Villa’s education programme throughout the year.
  • Less noticeable, but absolutely vital, is our own behind-the-scenes administration. We welcome organising ability, admin and IT skills. Some meetings are necessary but most of the work can be done from home.


None of us have unlimited time, so we tailor our volunteer duties to times that suit, and yet still allow us to provide a high standard of support when and where
it’s needed.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a volunteer. More information is available from: Ivan Harwood on 01983 612327 or download the below application form.

Online membership form

Online membership form

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FBRV Constitution

FBRV Constitution

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