We are fortunate to have many great museums within Lancashire and with such historic surroundings come great volunteering opportunities.

Each beautiful building brings with it a unique story and the exquisite interiors offer a volunteering role of sharing knowledge and enthusiasm with others through Room Steward roles or by supporting family fun activities. If you have a love of being outside then you could get involved in assisting with the grounds at the great Gawthorpe Hall or Judges’ Lodgings.

Gawthorpe Hall Burnley

Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house situated within its own grounds nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill.  Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area.

Would you like to be a Room Steward? Volunteers will help with interpreting and explaining the building, historic rooms, and family history for visitors. To find out more click here.

Would you like to be a Grounds Work volunteer? Willing volunteers can help in the wider grounds of Gawthorpe Hall. They require volunteers who will be able to help maintain the high level of care of the museum grounds by assisting with litter picking and car parking duties. You can find out more by clicking here.

Queens Mill Burnley

Queen Street Mill is the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill from the days when cotton was king.

Would you like to be a Museum Support Volunteer? Our volunteers help to provide knowledge and guidance to visitors by explaining the building, the historic areas, and its history for visitors. To find out more and to get involved click here.

Judges Lodgings Lancaster

Built in the centre of Lancaster against the backdrop of Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Priory this elegant, Grade 1 building was home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter. Between 1776 and 1975 the house became an impressive residence for judges visiting the Assize Court at the Castle. There is a lot going on at Judges Lodgings Museum so this is a great time to get involved.

Would you enjoy supporting families to have family fun with arts and crafts at the Museum? Judges’ Lodgings Museum of Childhood would like volunteers to help them with their many family fun summer activities for adults and children to find out more about how to get involved click here.

Could you be a Volunteer Room Steward? Your role will be to create a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment to visitors and provide them with the knowledge and information about this historic building. Room Steward Volunteers should have a keen interest in the history of Lancaster, particularly the Judges Lodgings. For more information click here.

Could you help maintain the outdoor grounds? We are looking for volunteers to be part of the gardening team that will help maintain the garden to a high standard for our visitors. You can find how to get involved by clicking here.

If you have a few hours to spare each week and you would like to be immersed in history get in touch! Each opportunity has a link to the relevant application form, if you have any question get in touch via the contact us tab on our website.