Support Museums Worcestershire

Museums Worcestershire is a major heritage resource for the County of Worcestershire and West Midlands region. Although currently supported by Worcester City and County Councils, our three venues increasingly need public support to help them thrive for future generations.

The costs are high to keep our venues open to the public throughout the year, and to ensure they continue to be exciting destinations for family days out and group visits, as well as fascinating heritage learning centres for thousands of school children and students every year.

We therefore rely also on individual donations, corporate sponsorship and membership support to keep our unique buildings open; help us grow our collections from all eras of Worcestershire’s past; host nationally recognised artists at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum; produce stunning large-scale heritage events at The Commandery; and develop new heritage displays at The County Museum at Hartlebury.

Without the generous support of individuals, businesses and grant-giving bodies, as well as visitors, volunteers and members, Museums Worcestershire would be unable to carry out our mission of preserving and presenting in innovative and accessible ways Worcestershire’s unique stories.

Volunteer

We are currently recruiting the following roles:

Audience Research Volunteer (Click to open the role description and how to enquire.)
Help us gather feedback from our visitors to make their experience even better in the future.
Rolling recruitment throughout September 2019.

If you are interested in finding out more about different volunteering roles at any of our three sites, please check the Museums Worcestershire Twitter page for vacancies or contact our Learning Manager, Gemma Dhami by telephoning 01299 250416.

Work Experience

Are you interested in a career in the museum and heritage sector? Museums Worcestershire offers 4 unpaid work experience placements a year to Year 12 and Year 13 students to give a chance to understand the different roles within the industry. The placement lasts one week and offers students a range of experiences across our different departments including Learning & Engagement, Marketing and Communications, Visitor Services, and Collections and Exhibitions. Please read below carefully to make sure you are following the right route in your enquiry.

We offer 2 placements at our Hartlebury Castle venue during the Summer term (typically June or July) and during the Autumn term (typically October or November). We also offer 2 placements at our city venues, placing you at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and The Commandery during your week.

The museum and heritage industry is a competitive one which means we receive a high volume of applications and are unfortunately unable to provide placements for everyone. Applications will be assessed on their merit and only applications made using the Work Experience Application Form will be considered. Please ensure you name which location you wish to have your work experience at, our Hartlebury venue or Worcester venues.

Timetable for 2020 Work Experience applications

January 13th – applications open for Summer term
February 28th – deadline for applications for Summer term
March 13th – successful candidates will be informed of their work experience

June 1st – applications open for Autumn term
July 24th – deadline for applications for Autumn term
August 10th – successful candidates will be informed of their work experience

Application forms will be available for download from this page in January 2020. For further information please contact the Museums Learning Manager (click to open email).

You can support us by…..

  • Visiting us regularly
  • Making purchases at our shops
  • Leaving a donation in one of our donations boxes
  • Signing up to our e-newsletter
  • Making a philanthropic donation (cheque* only) by post to:

Henrietta Rusnak
Museums Finance Assistant
c/o Worcester Art Gallery & Museum
Foregate Street
Worcester
WR1 1DT

*Cheques must be made payable to Worcester City Council, however all money goes directly to Museums Worcestershire.

Become a member

Museums Worcestershire now runs membership schemes for the Art Gallery & Museum, and The Commandery, as well as a joint membership for both venues. In addition to the great feeling of supporting local heritage, members get a host of exclusive perks including special events, discounts on shop purchases, priority booking for talks, and more.

Read about becoming a member at the Art Gallery & Museum.
Read about becoming a member at The Commandery.