Community Membership is a new initiative from The Palace Trust to encourage local not-for-profit groups and organisations to make the most of this unique heritage site at the heart of Wells.
The health benefits of visiting beautiful places with wonderful gardens, open water and a tranquil atmosphere are well known, so we want to make sure that those people who need it most can benefit from it right here on their doorstep.
A community membership lasts for 12 months and entitles you to free entrance to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, to attend members only events, and to get reduced admission rates to Hestercombe Gardens, Kilver Court and Forde Abbey.
Each organisation can purchase membership cards @ £25.60 each (this is a 20% saving on the standard price). These cards can be used by multiple people in your organisation / group. So for example you may have 40 people on your group but know that no more than half a dozen would need the cards at the same time. Most groups find that 5-10 cards is sufficient.
We welcome sponsorship of this membership scheme. You are welcome to purchase a membership on behalf of a specific organisation or to donate in a more general way.
For more information on this scheme, or to discuss your group’s requirements, please contact Siobhan Goodwin, Community Engagement Manager, [email protected] 01749 988111 ext 202 or for payments and memberships please contact Moira Anderson, Membership Co-ordinator [email protected] 01749 988111 ext 203