A TRUST designed to preserve the brewing heritage of Burton has announced details of its first major project.
The National Brewery Heritage Trust Ltd revealed that it is to set to bring the original White Shield Brewery back into working order during an event at the National Brewery Centre.
Senior bosses from brewing giants past and present alongside a host of other dignitaries gathered at the Horninglow Street site for a special event to celebrate it achieving trust status.
Keith Norris, chairman of the National Brewery Heritage Trust, said: The launch was very successful with more than 80 senior managers and directors from a wide range of breweries and other related organisations across the UK together with business people from Burton.
“They were all extremely impressed with the museum and the breadth and extent of the archives.
“However, many of the items in the collection urgently need renovating together with the restoration important historical documents.
“As a small independent charity, we need to raise funds in order to carry out the necessary work.
“We are also embarking on our first major project to bring the original White Shield Brewery back into working order so visitors to the museum can see how beer was brewed in the past.
“We have therefore launched a membership scheme with individual membership costing £25 per year and corporate membership £100 per year.
“Individual members will receive 20 per cent discount on entry to the museum, purchases in the shop and meals.
“Corporate members will receive 20 per cent discount on corporate functions and room hire.”
The trust is also looking to broaden the scope of the collection at the museum to better reflect the town’s heritage.
More information is available by visiting www.nationalbreweryheritagetrust.co.uk or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org