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Mary Rose Museum Volunteers Needed!

Monday 30th October 2017

The team at the award-winning Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth is looking for new volunteers to help and join-in. There are a number of volunteering opportunities available:

Collections Volunteer

Would you like to gain experience volunteering in the heritage sector or museum collections? If so, then this role could be for you!

Since the re-discovery of the Mary Rose in 1971, the Mary Rose Trust has developed a substantial archive of photographs, documents, publications and illustrations about the archaeological excavations and the artefacts that were recovered.  We want to make this information more accessible and usable and, thanks to support from the Arts Council England Designated Development Fund, we have been embarking on the first stage of a project that sets to digitise the Mary Rose archive.

If you are over the age of 18 and available from 10am-4pm for at least one day Monday- Wednesday each week (excluding bank holidays) we would like to hear from you. Contact:

Museum, Interpretation, Engagement Volunteer

The primary focus of the role is to ensure that each visitor is treated with excellent customer service and is given all the facts they need to know about the ship and collection. Interpretation volunteers are there to assist people during their visit; this could be general public, school groups, families and overseas visitors. Aside from historical information, volunteers man our handling tables, assist with way finding and general information giving, with regards to the museum.

We ask for a minimum of one regular day a week (between 9:45am – 5pm). To apply for the role, please contact us via

Volunteer Buggy Driver

Key tasks:

  • Driving the buggy between the Historic Dockyard entrance and the Mary Rose Museum.
  • Offering a positive welcome for visitors.
  • Assisting visitors on and off the buggy.
  • Making sure that the buggy is safe to use and plugging in to re-charge at the end of the day.
  • Ensuring the buggy is constantly in a serviceable condition, clean, tidy and well presented.
  • Be part of welcome team ensuring all visitors are given a World class experience.

To apply for the role, please contact us via