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Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment
Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
Practical Considerations: Volunteering – flexible hours to be arranged.
Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN
Museum open: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturdays 11am – 1pm
Suitable for: Aged 26 and over, University students, Older People
Suitable for volunteers interested in: Museums & Heritage, Voluntary & Community Action
Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: Yes
We are looking for someone with an interest in history and museums to help with the general running of a small museum in Potters Bar. Supported by other volunteers, the Curator and a Museums Officer from Hertsmere Borough Council, you can get up close to the museum objects and play an important part in the running of this small museum.
You would also play a part in the Potters Bar History Society and committee and attend their management meetings.
Potters Bar Museum is run entirely by volunteers and tells the story of the growth of Potters Bar from a tiny village on the Great North Road to the thriving present day town.
Opened in 1990, the Museum stands on an historic site; looking out onto the timber framed Wyllyotts Manor, part of which dates back to the 14th century. The Museum specialises in social history and small domestic objects now obsolete.
The collection ranges from Roman artefacts to modern day social history items. A specialist collection of telephones, from the 19th century to the latest novelty types are on display.