Get involved at Wollaton

Volunteers support at Wollaton Hall in a number of ways, from assisting with events and family friendly activities,  supporting curators to getting involved in taxidermy! Wollaton Hall is also the  home to the Nottingham Industrial Museum which relies on volunteers to remain open on weekends. They are  always looking for new volunteers to help us run and maintain the site and there is opportunity to get  involved both with front of house, supporting family friendly events, helping behind the scenes, being a duty supervisor, to helping maintain and run the engines!!

Special Exhibition: Dinosaurs of China


Dinosaurs of China is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs coming to Europe for the first time. Wollaton Hall will host the main exhibition, with a complementary exhibition at Lakeside Arts, running from 1 July – 29 October 2017.

Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, Dinosaurs of China will bring to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today.

There will be variety of ways to get involved in this once in a lifetime exhibition.

Dinosaur Ranger- Recruiting now!

Hunter is an animatronic Sinraptor dinosaur that will make appearances at public events in the build-up and during the exhibition. We need enthusiastic friendly faces to support the member of staff operating the dinosaur at public events around the city.

Role Description here: Dinosaur Ranger

We will be running an information /training session from 3-5 pm at Wollaton Hall on the following dates (Thur 16th March, Wed 22 March, Thur 30th March or Wed 5th April).

If you are interested in this role please contact

Visitor Service Assistant -Recruiting from May

We are looking for confident and proactive individuals to support the visitor’s experience. The role will involve welcoming visitors, answering general enquiries and providing information about the exhibition, site and facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a major exhibition, to gain experience of working with the public, or for those with a specific interest in paleontology!

Role Description here: Exhibition Visitor Services Assistant

There will be a full days training on Wednesday 31st May at Wollaton Hall. Please contact  if you are interested in this role and if you can attend the training date.

Family Activities Assistant -Recruiting from May

The Explorer Zone will be an outdoor marquee family friendly space, open during  the Dinosaurs of China exhibition.

We need enthusiastic and approachable individuals to welcome families and encourage families to take part in a variety of free family friendly activities in the Explorer Zone.

This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain experience of working with young children and families in museums and education or those with a creative flair!

Role Description here: Explorer Zone Activities Assistant

There will be a full days training on Wednesday 31st May at Wollaton Hall. Please contact  if you are interested in this role and if you can attend the training date.

Find out how to apply here....


We require anyone who wishes to volunteer to complete an application form. We regret that due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to accept them all. Our ability to offer a placement, at your preferred area or museum site can be affected by the time of year or the type of projects which may be running at any one time. An application form can be found here:  NCMG application form


All applicants are required to attend a one to one interview with a volunteer coordinator, to learn more about Nottingham Museums, our values, policies, to talk further about the role you have applied to do, and as a chance for you to ask any questions. It is also an opportunity for us to get you know better and ensure you are placed in the role best suited to your skills and interests.


All volunteers will receive an general induction to NCMG and to their specific site or role. Induction is designed as a friendly welcome and introduction to the site and area you will be volunteering at and will provide you with a clear idea of what to expect in your first days and weeks. It will also help you understand how you will be contributing to the museum service.

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