Do you enjoy sharing knowledge with others? Are you looking for an opportunity in visitor experience?
Ravenglass Railway Museum are on the lookout for friendly & engaging Groups and Activities volunteers to help bring the museum’s exhibits to life.
In this enjoyable role you will develop an understanding of the railway’s history, museum and archive collections. You will also facilitate/lead tours or activities in the museum, and gain knowledge and experience of working with the public.
Volunteers will also be provided with a lunch token available for use in R&ER Turntable Café, as well as free travel on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
Skills and qualities
This role would suit a team-player with strong communications skills. The museum is currently developing its group and education offer and so experience in these areas would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.
Dates and availability
This is a casual volunteering opportunity with variable hours. We can work flexibly with you to determine what days may be of interest to you.
About the organisation
Ravenglass Railway Museum tells the story of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Ratty’. Located at Ravenglass station on the Cumbrian coast, the museum houses a collection of artefacts ranging from steam locomotives and carriages right down to tickets, uniforms and models. Through exciting displays and hands-on interactive features, visitors can experience 150 years of the railway, the origins of the historic Roman port of Ravenglass and iron-ore mining in Eskdale.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more information about how we can personally support you in this role.
NB. Part of the museum is accessed via an internal ramp. Facilities, including toilets and refreshments are in a separate building approximately 1 min walk from the museum. For pictures of the accessibility facilities at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway click here. Please contact us with any questions or for further support.