Front of House

Looking after visitors and museum, day to day


Front-of-House Volunteers are the museum's front-line team, they welcome our visitors, staff the reception and shop, deal with personal and telephone enquiries, and generally look after the day-to-day task of opening a visitor attraction to the public.

Two staff attend shop reception, exhibits to the rear

As a Front-of-House Volunteer you would:

To be successful in the role you will need to be:

You will also have:

An interest in museums, canals, or industrial heritage is a distinct advantage

Training will be provided in following areas:

Additional opportunities

There are also additional opportunities to get involved with other activities which happen in the museum, for example:

What could you get out of volunteering with us:

Different people want to get different things out of volunteering at the museum. Some of the benefits of volunteering at the museum are:

What are the hours and length of commitment?

If you are interested in volunteering at the museum, please contact the Volunteering Manager:, stating which role you are interested in and why you wish to volunteer with us, along with your CV and details of your availability.

See also: Front-of-house role description (PDF)