The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester Docks won the award of the Best Small Museum in Britain in 1991. It is now embarking on a major project to refresh its displays, which will introduce modern technology and increase its appeal and relevance to a greater segment of the visiting population.
It has been successful in winning the first stage of a Heritage Lottery Fund and is now embarking on the second stage to win the major grant needed. To do this the Museum has a lot of work to do and needs help from volunteers to help with a variety of tasks from cataloguing and conditioning silver and plate, to research using the archives, to IT skills or even to gaining retail experience in the shop.
If anyone could give the Museum a few hours a week or even a month then this would be a tremendous help to one of Gloucestershire’s assets. The Museum cannot afford to pay but it will meet travel costs and for some this could be a useful contribution to a CV.
Anyone interested should contact the curator either by telephone on 01452 522682 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively they might like to either visit the Museum and find out for themselves what it has to offer or look at its website.