There are many different ways and opportunities to volunteer your time and talents at Ely Museum. Whatever your experience, there are opportunities for you to get involved.

Whether you can spare a few hours, a few days or even longer, we really appreciate the time given by people filling these roles as they contribute to the museum’s activities, educational programming and help us maintain our varied local history collection.

Volunteering with our award-winning volunteer team is a great way to develop your skills and meet new people, while supporting us and enhancing the experience of our visitors.
In January 2019, we announced that we’d been awarded a grant of £1.66 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to support of £2.2 million redevelopment of Ely Museum. As we prepare to close the museum for a year from September 2019, there will be a variety of roles available over the next year as we create a new museum to celebrate Ely’s history.
Find out more about the available roles below, or contact our Community Engagement Officer, Emily, by email at emily@elymuseum.org.uk or on 01353 666655 for more information.
If there is something you’d particularly like to help with that you don’t see listed on the website, please email Emily to see what we can arrange.

As we begin our exciting redevelopment of Ely Museum, we’ll need a variety of volunteers to help us pack up the museum, and later, a team to help with research, temporary exhibitions and choosing objects for the gallery


As the museum will be closed for a year, our education program will be quite different next year. Some school visits will take place at schools across East Cambridgeshire, and some at venues across Ely.


There will be lots of different roles available at the museum as the project develops. From helping to choose plants for our Fenland garden to assisting with tours, social media research and digitising our archive.