Volunteering at Lyme Regis Museum

museum volunteerFOR 100 years, Lyme Regis Museum has protected the heritage of our remarkable town and welcomed visitors. The contribution of volunteers to the museum’s first 100 years has been immense.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute to our next century. As we’re all able to start to plan for something approaching normality, your town’s museum is looking forward to welcoming people back to Lyme and contributing to the town’s economy.

If after the last challenging year, you’re keen to get out and meet people, why not think about volunteering in the museum?

The museum can be a lively place and you’ll have the opportunity to meet people from all over the country and when travel is allowed, all over the world.

Our volunteers are the smiling face of the museum, welcoming visitors and explaining the range of activities that the museum offers.

Volunteers also help operate our lovely shop. There’s always a member of staff available to support you, so you’re never alone. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to our very popular ‘fossil polishing’ events and help bring Lyme’s ‘Jurassic Past’ to life.

The museum can provide training and we ensure you have a safe, clean environment to work in. You don’t need to be an expert – just to be enthusiastic and willing to learn.

You’ll get a chance to work with other volunteers and though we’re often busy the museum is a vibrant place to volunteer.

The museum’s volunteers come from all walks of life, some are from old Lyme families, others are people who have moved to the area.

Our volunteer team vary in age, from retired people, to part-time workers, university students from Britain and France and sixth formers. We know how important having voluntary work can be on a young person’s CV.

There’s also the opportunity to join the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum and we run a regular series of tea and talks in the museum for volunteers, and to attend our splendid Christmas party.

We also have a parking space at the Cobb Gate car park for our volunteers to use.

So, if you want to ‘get back out there’, meet people and contribute to the museum and Lyme Regis, why not drop me, David, a line by emailing director@lymeregismuseum.co.uk?

Of course, after May 19 you’ll be able to enquire at the museum itself when we can re-open on from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive.

I look forward to hearing from you!

David Tucker Director,
Lyme Regis Museum

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