Volunteers Make Bailiffgate

Hilary Waugh

Say “Museum” and people imagine a dull, dusty dreary place silently enjoyed by bespectacled academics. Nothing could be further from the truth at Bailiffgate.


Everyone is welcome

I joined the energetic and enthusiastic group of volunteers a few years ago. My time has been nothing but a joy! The work is fascinating, providing an amazing insight into the workings of a museum.

Volunteers offer a wide and diverse number of skills and interests.  They harness these in inventive ways to develop the museum and all its services. 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.

Bailiffgate is an inclusive organisation and  welcomes volunteers regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, religious beliefs or social background. 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 because 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.

Bailiffgate has a superb museum shop, and one of the many benefits of volunteering is a 10% discount on all shop items for volunteers ( excluding special exhibition items) 

If you are considering a career change or are seeking employment volunteering at Bailiffgate is especially useful. It will boost both your  both your personal skills and your CV.

Become a “history and heritage junky” like me. Meet the museum visitors and help to show them how great Northumberland and its people are.

Please complete this straightforward form to tell us a little about you. 

If you would like to chat to a member of the team or pay us a visit before filling in the form please telephone 01665 605847 or email ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

Hilary Waugh 

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