Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Museum – without the time given to us by our volunteers we would simply be unable to exist. There are many opportunities to get involved here at the Museum and you can find a full list of volunteer roles below.

If you’d like to join our friendly team, you can read about our volunteer opportunities and access the online application form here. Once we have received your application, we’ll arrange a time for you to come in and meet us.




Anyone can apply to volunteer at Museum and our volunteers include students, retirees and anyone with free time. There are lots of volunteering opportunities, including:

  • Stewarding our exhibit houses or giving guided tours
  • Milling, blacksmithing, gardening, tudor cookery, gardening and other crafts
  • Working in our introductory galleries, shop or café
  • Working at the stables or with the oxen
  • Supporting schools visits
  • Helping on event days
  • Office administration – letter stuffing and data entry
  • Tuesday and Thursday Gangs – hands-on carpentry and site maintenance tasks
  • Plus much more!


We provide training and support to learn new skills, plus:

  • Free entry with a guest to the Museum during public opening times
  • 20% discount in the Museum’s shop and café
  • 10% discount on courses, plus savings on evening talks
  • Copies of the Museum’s Magazine and a monthly newsletter
  • An annual thank you party


Interested in volunteering? Please sign up using our online application form here.

Once we have received your enquiry we will arrange a time to have an informal chat here at the Museum. At this chat we can discuss your skills and how you’d like to help, before filling out the application forms. We will then carry out any necessary background checks for the role and contact you to arrange your start date and induction.

If you have any questions please contact the our Volunteer Administrator by email or by calling 01243 811015.