Sherborne Museum is open for its new season with an exhibition “Text and Textile” to showcase some of its remarkable documents and costumes, including a petition from the townspeople to George IV and a quilt that was pulled from the rubble after the Bombing Raid of 1940. It will prove to be an extraordinary year for the Museum as it changes to a new charitable status, goes through a complete rebrand and celebrates its Golden Jubilee.  We aim to tell the town’s story through our wonderful collections of geology, textiles, art, archives, photographs and natural and social history, all of which inform, delight and inspire. It’s a fantastic time to volunteer, so why not join the vibrant and friendly team?

The Museum is particularly looking for stewards; these are crucial roles directly involved with Front of House, providing a warm welcome to visitors, answering any queries they may have and generally ensuring their experience of the museum is positive and rewarding. Elisabeth Bletsoe, Curator of Sherborne Museum, said, “If you love your local heritage, it’s enormously exciting to be able to communicate this passion to the public. A minimum commitment of two hours per fortnight is required but we would welcome those who are able to volunteer on a more regular basis. Alternatively, you could sign up as a reserve which means that you would occasionally be required to stand in for a regular steward on holiday or in an emergency. No qualifications required but an induction is provided, followed by ongoing training and support.” Those interested should contact Halla at or call 01935 812252

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