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Visitor Host
Ripon Museums Trust
Description of the role:

Visitor Hosts make a visit to Ripon Museums standout. This role is designed to welcome visitors and set the scene before they begin their journey through the museum. It is a great position for anybody who is enthusiastic about history and sharing their knowledge with others. Whether you are looking to expand your historical knowledge or your social life, this is a fun and dynamic volunteering role.

What’s involved?
In this role you will be working with visitors to make their experience fun, fulfilling and informative. You will greet them, helping to answer their questions as they begin their tour. You will be responsible for handing out maps, gathering visitor questionnaires and ensuring that the front of house remains tidy.

Is this the role for me?
If you, like us, want to contribute to creating a fairer society through Ripon’s unique history then you’re the perfect volunteer for this role. You should be confident speaking to groups and enthusiastic about your subject matter. This is another great role where you can develop your social life and meet lots of interesting people.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

A friendly, confident and out going manner, with the ability to get on with people from all walks of life and be able to answer questions

Practical information:

All 3 museums are within walking distance of Ripon City Centre.
The Prison and Police Museum is on St. Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX
The Workhouse Museum is on Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE
The Courthouse Museum is on Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
The Workhouse Museum
Sharow View
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 14.05.2024
Organisation Information

Preservation of historic buildings and artefacts, education services and responsible for The Prison & Police, The Workhouse and The Courthouse Museums in Ripon. We have around 140 volunteers who fulfil a variety of roles which range from helping with education visits to gardening, cataloguing the collections to keeping our accounts, repairing brickwork to researching the stories behind the buildings.

Please check the website for opening times and events.

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