Lancashire Police Museum

Thanks to the passion and commitment from current along with retired police officers and staff who have volunteered their time over the past few years, Lancashire Police Museum has opened its doors at Lancaster Castle.

We are looking for volunteers with a passion for policing to assist with the day to day running of the museum. You will engage with visitors and be on hand to assist with enquiries.

Through a tour of 16 cells and a large exhibition space, members of the public will be able to experience the fascinating history of policing in Lancashire, seeing first-hand how forensic science and technology has changed over the years, including stories of significant court cases, Gallantry Awards, mounted and custody.

There is also the opportunity to learn about policing today; the demands on the service and how people can get involved in policing within their community.

The museum will be open Thursdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 4pm. The role is subject to police vetting.

It is expected that you will work about 1 to 2 days every month.

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  • To staff the Lancashire Constabulary Museum and assist with the day to day running
  • Welcome and direct visitors, educating and engaging people in the museum and answering questions about the exhibits
  • General Clerical Duties – Monitor the number of visitors the museum attracts and gather comments/ feedback for improvements.

Required Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic, reliable and flexible
  • Reasonably fit, as there are stairs and you will be on your feet
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with a can-do, positive attitude and the ability to problem-solve
  • Genuine interest in policing – both historical and current.


Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +


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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Citizens in Policing

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