The Museum of East Dorset has a new director.
Chezzie Hollow has a wealth of experience in the heritage sector. As senior collections and house manager for six years at the National Trust at Tyntesfield in Somerset, she oversaw a major visitor growth programme and was responsible for 400 volunteers on-site as well as overseeing 800 volunteers across a portfolio of properties.
She lives in Wimborne and says she is taking every opportunity to discover more about the town and the surrounding area.
Chezzie said: “I am thrilled to be director of the Museum of East Dorset at such an exciting time. Despite COVID-19 challenges, we have a phenomenal resource here. I am keen that the museum offers a great visitor experience for adults and children, families and schools alike. I also want to develop partnerships with local organisations and charities so that we remain an integral part of the community.
“The Trust’s vision is to celebrate our rich heritage through a vibrant museum and cultural hub which connects people with the past and offers enjoyment, learning and inspiration to visitors of all ages. I look forward to working with our trustees, staff and volunteer teams to build on the strong base that has been established by previous directors and curators.”
From November to March, the museum and information centre will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm, with last admission at 3.30pm, while the tea room is open daily from 10am – 4pm. Tickets can be booked in advance through the web site. An annual pass, starting at £13, includes entrance to 11 galleries and exhibitions, and access to the tea room and garden.
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