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!!  

Current Opportunities

Wollaton Hall Project Lab Assistant

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic faces to play a vital role in welcoming and supporting visitors in our new Project Lab in the Willoughby room. This is a varied role with lots of exciting and evolving opportunities. Role Description here: Wollaton Project Lab Assistant

Industrial Museum Visitor Service Assistant

Volunteers take an active part in providing information and assistance to enhance the visitor’s experience by welcoming visitors, providing information about the history of the site and supervising the contents of each room ensuring their safety. Role Description here: NIM Visitor Service Assistant


 Industrial Museum Duty Supervisor

The main role of the duty supervisor / deputy duty supervisor is to assist and organise the volunteers in the daily running of the museum. Role Description here: NIM Volunteer Supervisor

Museum Care Ambassadors

We need enthusiastic friendly faces to help deliver a series of creative/art inspired workshops in partnership with a number of care settings that support older people. The handling collection, the temporary arts exhibition programme at Nottingham Castle and other cross-site exhibitions at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey can all be used as inspiration for the workshop content. The main aim is to improve the health and well being of the participants through creative practice and enable many older people to enjoy our collections and exhibitions without having to visit our museum sites. Please note this role is based at  various community care settings – residential homes, day care centres etc. Role Description here: Museums Care Ambassador

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.

General Enquiry Contact Form