The museum was founded in the late 1980s by a group of dedicated volunteers and while we now benefit from the services of a well-experienced professional manager, it still relies on voluntary effort for its efficient operation.
Our structure consists of a Board of Directors, responsible for the operation of the museum, and a Charitable Trust, responsible for the care and development of the Museum’s collection. The Trust Members are involved in work with the collection and its care, the mounting of exhibitions, and related activities. Members may become eligible for election as Trustees.
Most of our volunteers work around three hours per week on the entry desk / shop, or as gallery guides. There are other areas of work as well, of course, dealing with collection artefacts - documentation, conservation, etc. A list of volunteers’ roles appears HERE. Please contact us at the Museum if you would like more information, or click HERE to download a Volunteer registration form.