Put heritage at heart of the community

Baliffgate Museum, Alnwick.
Baliffgate Museum, Alnwick.

Volunteers are needed to help put heritage at the heart of the community.

Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick is looking for people to help with its new Heritage Lottery-funded project which will feature a major refurbishment of the museum and a range of outreach projects over the next three years.

Trustee Jane Nolan said: “We know from feedback from our existing and very dedicated volunteer workforce that volunteering with the Bailiffgate museum can be fun, it helps the local community in a whole range of ways and it can also give people who are looking to get into work or develop their careers, the opportunity to build their experience and their CVs.”

Volunteer roles are available in finance, education, community projects, visitor reception and IT.

There will also be a chance to get involved in projects such as the making of a DVD about Percy Terrace, Alnwick, and a major town-centre project involving drama, photographs and a town trail.

Plans also include projects for Amble, Hipsburn, Alnmouth and Shilbottle.

It also needs young parents to help set up Museum Tots, a chance for youngsters to play with heritage toys in the museum and take part in monthly special activities. It will be free but parents are needed to establish it.