Weymouth Museum is now entering a new and exciting phase. Our permanent home in Brewers Quay is being refurbished over the next few years and consequently we have a pop-up museum and shop in Weymouth town centre. This includes some displays of our collection on a changing basis and we sell shop items. This has a paid employee as manager, but we need volunteers to show visitors around, to help people understand the rich heritage we will have on display and to sell the goods we stock in the shop.
During the next two years the majority of our collection which is nearly 20,000 artefacts will be in store. However we are undertaking major conservation and curation work on the collection. We need volunteers to work on this aspect under the direction of a specialist collections coordinator. This includes working on actual artefacts as well as building communities of interest around key themes evident in the photographic, written, audio and filmed local contributions. This mixed media approach to collections documentation and storytelling will then be utilised as the knowledge base for developing the permanent displays in the new museum.
No previous experience is necessary. Full training will be given for all roles. We have a volunteer policy which is below together with an application form
This is a really exciting opportunity to get involved with your local museum and we hope to welcome volunteers from all ages and sections of our community.
Click this link for the Application form in PDF
or here for the Application form in Word
and this link to read our Volunteer Policy
Please complete the form and return it either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to Weymouth Museum c/o Council Offices, Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NG
The new entrance facilities were only made possible through an emergency fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
We have also benefitted from the active support of The Friends of Weymouth Museum.