Join our crew at a very exciting time…
If you are interested in volunteering or have an interest in our maritime history and shipwrecks in particular, or geology and dinosaurs and you are unemployed or retired and would like something exciting to get involved in please come and join in!
Although the Shipwreck Museum (registered charity no. 284687) has an excellent crew of volunteers at present, we would like to expand the crew we have with some new volunteers ready for the new Summer season.
We will be happy with any time you can give to the Museum whatever your skills are – with absolutely no pressure whatsoever except that you have fun and enjoy yourself! We are open everyday from 10.00-17.00 in the Summer and 11.00-16.00 in the Winter Saturday and Sundays except for school and group visits throughout the week. We are very flexible and would welcome any hours you can give.
You will be matched with whatever you feel comfortable doing whether it is chatting to people in the Museum about our collection, using your computer skills, helping to update displays etc. – training will be given. This year is our 25th anniversary and in celebration we are working on plans for an amazing education wing extension to the Museum so you will join our crew at a very exciting time in the history of the Museum.
If you wish to become a Volunteer for the Shipwreck Museum please download the Volunteer Application Form below. Print the form, complete and then return to:
The Volunteer Co-ordinator,
Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road,
Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW
Download Volunteer Application Form
New information panel for The warship Anne 1690.
The updated information panel installed this morning at Pett Level for the warship Anne 1690. Thanks to Historic England for commissioning this for the Museum, and to Ali James in particular. It looks great!
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Heritage England News
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