You can help us by becoming a volunteer – bring your skills to the museum or learn something new.  There are so many jobs to be done including keeping the buildings and grounds in good order, helping to run the shop on open days, assisting with our events and schools programmes, giving guided tours, researching and cataloguing our collections, and keeping the engines running.

Our volunteers help us run the museum, put on events and work with local, national and international organisations to keep the museum and its mission alive.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following roles in particular:

Office Volunteer (download the role description as a Word Document or as a PDF)

Volunteer Researcher (download the role description as a Word Document or as a PDF)


If you are interested in one of these or something else, please download the Expression of Interest Form (as a Word document or as a PDF) and email it to

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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