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Our Museum

A guide to Chippenham Museum’s must-see objects as selected by our Visitor Welcome Volunteers to celebrate national Volunteers’ Week in 2021.

We’re so pleased that our volunteer community can join us at the museum once more and are extremely grateful for their continued support and enthusiasm to return. Together, we look forward to welcoming you back to visit Chippenham Museum too. We hope you enjoy the guide below, which is also available to view as a pdf here.

Volunteer at Chippenham Museum

Our team of over 40 volunteers are the backbone of our museum. Their roles range from meeting and greeting our visitors to getting involved with looking after the collections.

The frequency of volunteering with the museum can vary to suit individual needs, ranging from taking part in occasional activities to volunteering for a couple of hours every week.

We are always happy to discuss your individual interests and ways in which you may like to volunteer within the team. Please visit the museum, call 01249 705020 or email heritage@chippenham.gov.uk if you would like to discuss anything relating to volunteer opportunities.

What we can offer:

  • Meeting new people as part of the Chippenham Museum volunteer team
  • Opportunities to develop new or existing skills eg customer service
  • References for future roles
  • Opportunities to assist with other volunteering roles and projects
  • Free parking and refreshments when volunteering
  • Social events including summer and christmas volunteer parties
  • Annual group trip to a museum/attraction
  • Opportunity to build knowledge of the museum’s collection and the local area with programme of ‘Volunteer Bites’ short talks throughout the year

Friends of the Museum

Our friends group supports the museum by raising money, promoting activities and organising an enjoyable social programme. As well as a regular newsletter Friends are invited to exhibition openings, talks and special activities

Annual membership is £5 per person

If you are interested in joining the friends group, please click here to download and return an Application Form. Copies are also available from Chippenham Museum.

A copy of the Friends of Chippenham Museum’s Data Protection Policy can be viewed here.

A copy of the Friends of Chippenham Museum’s Constitution can be viewed here