Enjoy meeting new people and sharing a love of local history?
Ravenglass Railway Museum are on the lookout for friendly and engaging museum attendants to welcome visitors to the site, bring the museum’s exhibits to life and explain aspects of the railway’s history in a lively and accessible manner.
In this enjoyable role you will quickly develop an understanding of the railway’s history, museum and archive collections. There may also be opportunities to lead tours or activities in the museum whilst gaining knowledge and experience of working with the public. Volunteers will 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 & Qualities
This role would suit a team-player with strong communications skills. You may also be asked to open and close the museum and operate an alarm system if you feel comfortable to do so. Full training will be provided.
Dates & Availability
This is a regular, 1 day-a-week volunteering opportunity. The museum is open daily from February half-term to October half-term and throughout winter when the Railway is running. A typical shift lasts from 4 to 7 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 email@example.com 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.