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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2020   

Following our major refurbishment in 2019 Aldeburgh Museum is proud to be a space where people can learn new things, look at the world differently, make friends and give something back. We are a small vibrant local museum in a wonderful listed building with an expanding learning and events programme.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and active team, please read on and then contact us either by email to the address below or by phone on 01728 567767.  Leave a message and we will call you back for a friendly chat.

 

        WE ARE LOOKING FOR  

Front of House Volunteers

Our front of house volunteers sometimes referred to as Stewards meet and greet visitors and help manage their flow into and through the Museum.  We have at least one volunteer on duty whenever we are open.  You can find a copy of the role description HERE.

Help for our Curator

Our curator needs help in managing our collections, developing them, and putting on temporary exhibitions. Also helping to answer questions from the public,

Help with marketing and Social Media.

We need to promote the museum to make sure potential visitors know we are there to visit. We do this via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and via conventional routes such as leaflets and newspaper articles.

Updating our website

Our website needs to be kept up to date with our current news and developments.  We could do with some help on this. The site is in WordPress.

Help with our activity and learning programme

We have a programme of activities for schools and events for both children and adults. Whilst this has been on hold because of COVID we hope to be able to do more in months to come.

We are seeking additional Trustees

Due to retirement, we are seeking additional trustees to help us run the Museum and its charity.   You can find more details and an application pack HERE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What types of volunteering opportunities do you offer at Aldeburgh Museum?

Volunteers can get involved in a range of activities. From front of house and greeting visitors to working behind the scenes on our collections, or helping us with our marketing and Social Media, or leading guided tours around the Moot Hall.

How do I find out about new volunteering opportunities?

All our volunteering opportunities are posted on this website, so please keep checking this page for our latest opportunities.

How do I get involved?

If you like the look of a volunteering role, please Contact Us.

How much time must I give and is there a minimum commitment?

Most of our opportunities are flexible and we will try and work around your availability. In terms of commitment, for most opportunities, we won’t ask you to commit to the role for a specified period, however, for some roles, we may ask you to commit to the role for a period of time.

What skills and experience do you ask for?

Sometimes the role description will specify the essential requirements for each role, but in most cases, enthusiasm and a passion for the subject are more important than experience or qualifications.

Are there any age limits?

We accept volunteers from 16 and over. Age requirements may depend on the project and/or activity in which case they will be stated..

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Guided Tour Booking Form
Using our online virtual tour, one of our expert volunteers will guide your group around the Museum, sharing their detailed knowledge of the collection and the Moot Hall. Tours will be conducted using Zoom and last approximately 1 hour.
Tickets start at £4.95 per person, minimum 5 people in a group.

To help us select the best tour guide for your group, please complete the short
form below. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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Do I have to wear a face covering?

No.  This is now optional (but subject to change).

Can I go into the museum if I just turn up?

Yes please do. We no longer have a pre booking system in place. An admission ticket will be issued on entry.

How do I get a ticket for entry?

Please just turn up and purchase an admission ticket on arrival.

When will you be open?

We are open weekends in March but every day from 1 April until 31 October.

How accessible is the museum?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs (coming soon). Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support (coming soon) and a handling collection and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability, dementia or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff.  In due course we expect to have SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

If you have any additional needs please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is there for children?

Whether you have tiny tots or teenagers, there’s plenty to do with the family. There is dressing up as a mini mayor, games and challenges, trails and more.

Whether that’s seeing our exhibitions or taking part in one our workshops, we want you to feel at home here.

Note: because of the Covid-19 pandemic some of these activities for children are suspended.

 

What is included in my admission ticket?

Your admission ticket includes entry to all our temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays.  Your ticket enables you to visit multiple times over a one year period though does not cover special events.