Museum’s Mission Statement
The National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Objectives of the Charity
To advance the education of the public in the history of mining in England by the provision and maintenance of a museum both underground and on the surface at the former Caphouse Colliery for the demonstration of past and contemporary mining methods and the exhibition of machinery and other items connected with mining and industrial archaeology.
Volunteer Role TitleWelcome Volunteer
About the Volunteer Role
You will be meeting and greeting our visitors, making sure that they receive a warm and friendly welcome. You will also be supporting visitors across our 45-acre heritage site. There is lots to see and do so you will be helping visitors plan their day and encourage them to take part in various activities, trails and demonstrations. As well as ensuring that the Museum stays ‘visitor ready’ you will be discovering more about our visitors by collecting feedback, suggestions, and personal memories of those from coal mining communities.
Please note: We are currently unable to reimburse travel expenses.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleArts/Culture/Heritage
Special RequirementsApplication form required, Disabled Access, References required
Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Kirkburton & Denby Dale)