The Cynon Valley Museum Trust has, in the last week, taken the difficult decision to utilise the Government Job Retention Scheme (furlough) in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a young organisation, this emergency represents a real threat to the Museum’s survival. This decision, while difficult, is what we deem necessary to ensure the Museum remains open and accessible for the communities of the Cynon valley.
The Trust are grateful to the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund and other Trusts and Foundations for the support they have given to ensure that we can cover essential costs while we are closed. We are continuing to work to secure further financial support and allow the Museum to be accessible online through our ‘Stories from the Collection’ and ‘Exhibition at Home’ website pages.
This means our full team are not all at work and it may take longer to reply to your messages, emails, and enquiries. Please be patient with us during this difficult time. The Museum remains closed until further notice.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Museum in due course, but in the meantime, keep safe. Thank you for all your support.
What can you do to help?
If you would like to support the Museum financially during this time, you can do so here.
You may be interested in joining the Friends of the Museum scheme. You get to support the Museum on an annual basis and in return, we will send you a quarterly newsletter, Y Chwa/The Blast, behind the scenes news, and invitations to exhibition previews.