Ceiling Rose from the Zion Chapel

Join the North Craven Building Preservation Trust Supporters’ Group

For a donation of just £20 per year, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • Free admission to The Folly including the Museum and Exhibitions. You can visit as many times as you like to make the most of your membership
  • A car window sticker – tell everyone you are a Great Supporter!
  • A copy of The Folly Monocle, our quarterly e-newsletter
  • Invitations and discounts for events and workshops

Contact us to ask for your leaflet and joining form, or pick up a copy when you visit us.

Why do we need your help?

Your support enables the Trust to look after the buildings in its care and to plan essential preventative repair and restoration work. Here are our priorities for 2019/20, where your donations will be making a difference. Without this critical work, The Folly and our Museum Collections and Archives remain vulnerable to irreparable damage.

THE FOLLY (Grade 1 listed, 17th century house)

Essential treatment of pests in the historic timbers within the roof space, preventing irreversible damage to the building and our museum collection

Estimated Cost £1,000

Repairs to the historic sewage and wastewater pipes. Replacing a complex system of drainage pipes, which are now no longer fit for purpose

Estimated Cost £7,000

Specialist glazing repairs to the iconic windows on the front elevation of The Folly, including the cost of scaffolding (appx. £80 per pane!)

Estimated Cost £35,000

Essential repairs to the roof of the North Range garage, preventing water ingress and potentially serious damage to the roof support timbers

Cost c£28,000
STOP PRESS: Work completed in 2019

Relocation of our Museum Collection and Archives from our former Chapel Street offices to purpose-built storage at The Folly, including the installation of museum-grade equipment and environmental controls

Cost c£30,000
Work completed in 2019