Ely Museum needs your help! Exciting volunteer opportunities

Join us at our volunteer recruitment days on Thursday 18th July, 3-8pm or on Saturday 20th July 11am-4pm to learn more about the volunteer roles we have on offer and see how you can help us to create an exciting new museum and brilliant activities and events for all ages in Ely.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project, where you’ll learn new skills, meet new people and help us shape the future of Ely Museum.

In January 2019, Ely Museum was delighted to announce that we have been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £1.66 million for the Unlocking the Potential of the Old Gaol: Ely Museum Redevelopment Project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project will rejuvenate Ely Museum and make it a fantastic destination for local people and visitors to the area. 

Alongside the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, the museum has received support from a number of local and national trusts and foundations, East Cambridgeshire District Council, City of Ely Council, and has been delighted by the donations and enthusiasm of local people. 

Now Ely Museum’s ambitious £2.2 million project has begun, and we need your help and enthusiasm to help us make it a reality!

From packing up objects, to assisting with schools visits and manning stalls at events across East Cambridgeshire, to creating a beautiful Fenland garden, wherever your talents and interests lay, there is a role for you!

Whether you’ve got a few hours, a few days or even longer to spare, come along. Find out which roles you might like to try and discover more about the training we can offer. Some activities, like packing up the museum, will take place this summer. Other opportunities will start later in the year too.

Museum Community Engagement Officer, Emily Allen said; “It’s been wonderful to see how enthusiastic local people are about our exciting redevelopment of Ely Museum. There are lots of great opportunities to get involved now as we prepare for the builders to arrive in the early autumn, both in the museum and out at events and schools across the region. We’d love lots of local people to get involved and help us shape the museum and our events during this exciting time.” 

On the day there will also be the opportunity to see the newest plans for the building and take a quick, free guided tour of the museum.

Press release from Ely Museum


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