Museum Volunteers

Bewdley museum is an amazing place run by a very small team of museum officers who use their ingenuity to make the most of the site on ever decreasing budgets. When the museum is open there are museum assistants on site who are responsible for looking after the day to day visitor experience.

Volunteers play an essential role in all the activities at the museum.

The air raid shelter is a fascinating part of any museum visit, it can only be open when we have a volunteer on duty. School parties are regularly booked in with volunteer guides.

The Clay pipe studio provides a fascinating insight in the craft of making a clay pipe. Volunteers are trained to demonstrate the process to the visiting public.

Brassrubbing is a popular activity with old and young alike. There are some beautiful large brasses that volunteers run special workshops for people to create a special brass rubbing.

Ropemaking was a local trade and the ropewalk in the museum is an important feature of the site. It takes three people to make a rope so we need to build a team of trained volunteers. It only takes half an hour and is at a set time of day.

Volunteers get involved in other ways too: craft activities, admin, research work and scanning photos for the archives. Special events and cataloguing at the museum store.

Whatever your skills and interests we'd be pleased to welcome you as part of our team!

For more information on becoing a volunteer please contact our vounteer co-ordinator, Janet Wicks, by email at


Volunteers at Work

  • Clay Pipe Making

  • Rope Making

  • Brass Rubbing

  • Air Warden for the day