Say “Museum” and people imagine a dull, dusty dreary place silently enjoyed by bespectacled academics. Nothing could be further from the truth at Bailiffgate.
I joined the energetic and enthusiastic group of volunteers over a year ago and my time has been nothing but a joy! The work has been fascinating providing me with an amazing insight into the workings of a museum.
Volunteers offer a wide and diverse number of skills and interests which they harness in inventive ways to develop the museum and all its services in lively and appealing ways. I have worked in a variety of areas - Exhibitions, Education, Displays, Research, Maintenance and Customer Service. I have been encouraged to extend and develop my personal skills through sensitive and interesting training in all these areas.
Seeing adults and children enjoying their visits and involvement in workshops has made me very proud of the part I have been able to play. I would recommend volunteering to anyone-- come and share the fun and friendship. Volunteering will definitely enhance your life. The added bonus is you extend your knowledge of Alnwick and district and become far more aware of your heritage.
Come along become a “history and heritage junky” like me, meet the visitors and help to show them how great Northumberland and its people are..