Get involved at Wollaton Hall


There are several ways you can get involved at the hall, from storytelling, supporting with events and activities, object handling to curatorial assistance. Please check below for current active opportunities.

Current Opportunities 

Museum Object Handling Assistants

We are looking for friendly people who are interested in running sessions that provide visitors with the opportunity to handle objects from the museum’s collection (both genuine and replicas). Object handling enables visitors to experience the museum in a more hands on way, using different senses.

Object handling will run every Saturday from 1-3pm in the Hall.  These sessions will be on a variety of subjects, which will have links to the items on display at the Hall.

Role Description here: Wollaton Object Handling role

Family Storytellers

Our Storytellers run drop in free storytelling sessions on Sundays  1-3 pm to groups of parents and their young children. Working to a pre-prepared script, using resources and props they help bring alive the Halls fascinating history.

Role Description here: Storytellers 

We are not currently recruiting to this role but please contact us to be added to the waiting list.

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.

Get involved at the  Nottingham Industrial Museum

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 often 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.

View current opportunities and find out how to apply here: 


General Enquiry Contact Form