Volunteer at Northampton Museum and Abington Park Museum
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Do you enjoy art or fashion?
Interested in history?
Looking to learn something different or meet new people?
Do you want to support your local community?
Northampton Museums offers all sorts of volunteering opportunities, whether you are interested in shoes, arts or history, exhibitions, events or digital media. Get involved in learning activities, tour guiding, finding out what people think of us, researching and hanging exhibitions, cataloguing and documenting object and collections, conservation, oral history.
The varied roles on offer can give you the pleasure of working in a unique environment developing new skills or hobbies, as well as meeting new people and making new friends.
You can spend as much or as little time as you wish volunteering and we welcome help throughout the year.
You don't need previous experience or qualifications to volunteer with us and training is provided. We provide supported volunteering for individuals that benefit from supervision or need to gain skills or experience.
Join the Friends of Northampton Museums & Art Gallery
The Friends of Northampton Museums group aims to further the work of the museums, frequently helping with purchases for the collections. They meet on a monthly basis with a lively programme of talks, and also visit other museums, galleries and historic sites both in the UK and abroad.
The 'Friends' welcome any new members, so if you are interested in finding out more, contact the Secretary, Mrs Gunilla Loe on 01604 626433 or Northampton Museum & Art Gallery on 01604 838111 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for this year's current programme.
Loans, Donations and Bequests
If you have an object of historical interest, which relates to the history of the region, or to collections already held by Northampton Museums, and would like to donate it to us, please contact us on 01604 838111 or email@example.com
You must make an appointment to bring your item along, so that you can be sure that you get to speak to a member of the Museums staff. We will make a decision on whether to accept your offer based on existing collections, our collecting policy, legislation and Council policy.
If the item is not suitable for the museum collection we sometimes ask if you would be willing to donate it to our Education Service who hold a number of original items that are used during educational visits.
If we are not able to accept the item, we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.