The Towcester Museum & Visitor Centre has been brought to life and is held together by the hard work and dedication of its Trustees.

Rob Hamblin (Chairman)

Rob has 20 years’ experience in managing projects in large commercial and public sector organisations (having managed projects for Argos, BAA, BSI, T-Mobile, Somerfield and Eurostar). Rob has excellent organisational skills and extensive experience of managing multi-disciplinary project teams.

Martin Johns (PR)

Martin has worked as Head of Youth Services for Northamptonshire County Council and has served as a Town & District Councillor for Towcester for many years.

Kathryn Lovell (Interpretive Scheme)

Kathryn grew up in Towcester and has a passion for heritage and history with a BA Hons in Heritage Management with History, and PgDip in Museum Studies. Having previously worked and volunteered for the National Trust Kathryn now works for the Althorp Estate. She is the Chair of the Interpretive Group.

Jane Scrase (Community & Education Visits)

Jane is a retired, experienced primary school teacher who has lived in Towcester for over 40 years.  As well as volunteering at the museum, Jane also helps with Friday Beavers in Towcester and works as part of a team of volunteer gardeners called ‘Garden Buddies’ most weeks.

Harry O’Farrell-White (Museum Shop & Volunteer Co-Ordinator)

Harry comes from a background in retail management with over 8 years experience and an enthusiasm for local history.


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Paul Woodfield (Historical Adviser)

Paul is a very experienced archaeologist, writer and local historian who has acted as a consultant for English Heritage. He is currently acting as an adviser on the development of the Museum’s interpretive schemes and exhibitions.

Penny Bennett

Penny has worked as Corporate Media Manager at the Open University and was Director of the ‘OpenLearn Project’ one of the largest open educational resource projects in the world. Penny has contributed extensively to the development of the Museum’s interpretive schemes since 2006.

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