Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage.

Lynn Museum

Coffee morning volunteer

The Lynn Museum is looking for individuals to assist with our monthly Coffee Mornings.

Coffee Mornings are held at the museum every last Wednesday of the month (excluding December) 9.30am-1pm

If you’re interested in this role, or would like more information, email lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call us on 01553 775001. 

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall is incredibly well supported by teams of volunteers. They help us to achieve far more than we could manage on our own and we are extremely grateful for their support.

If you are interested in volunteering at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse please email gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk and book in for our next New Volunteer Meeting.

Collections volunteers

Work within our reference library, research items in the collections, photograph and record objects and assist with enquiries from members of the public.

Engineering volunteers

Restore and repair items from the collections, run and maintain the steam boiler and engines, prepare large items ready for external display and more.

Farm volunteers

Provide cart rides for visitors, work with schools, clean out and feed the animals, assist at event days and more.

Gardening volunteers

Maintain Cherry Tree Cottage garden, grow flowers and produce, develop new ideas for gardens, plant and maintain the borders and lawns and more.

Landscape conservation volunteers

Manage Centenary Wood using traditional coppicing, lay hedgerows around the farm and museum, install fencing and gates and more.

Learning volunteers

Help children to take part in fun, practical and engaging activities including:

  • Helping with traditional farm work
  • Spring cleaning the cottage parlour
  • Building prehistoric shelters
  • Discovering how rationing worked in a wartime shop
  • Meeting the Ugly Sisters at their fairytale house
  • Exploring the Victorian workhouse
  • Making peg dolls for a traditional Christmas
  • Dissecting owl pellets for an ecological survey

Research Volunteers

Work on a number of different projects, some working from home, research for temporary exhibitions and new displays, research the collections and assist the public with enquiries and family history research.

Workhouse Trail Guide volunteers 

Provide guided tours of the workhouse buildings to visitors and groups, working with school groups, the public, special access requirement groups and foreign language groups

Team Panhard volunteers 

Maintain and run the 1899 Panhard et Levassor motor car, with the costs met by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. For more information about Team Panhard, visit their website.