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Our skilled and enthusiastic volunteers bring our visitors closer to the incredible story of the railways, helping them understand the awe-inspiring engineering on display.

Our volunteers are vital to our work—by joining them you’ll be helping to make a real difference to the museum.


People volunteer with us for a whole host of reasons:

  • Gain museum-based work experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet people and make friends
  • Support the museum
  • Have fun!

Become a volunteer

Here are our latest roles, click on the links to find out more.

Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below:

Event Volunteer

Help us inspire the engineers of the future by volunteering to help us deliver learning events across the year at the National Railway Museum, including one of the biggest events of the year—Future Engineers. You don’t need to have any engineering or railway experience; just lots of enthusiasm for helping our visitors enjoy their visit to the museum by encouraging them to take part in our activities. If you would like to become an Event Volunteer, you can read more and apply on our recruitment website.

You might be interested in the STEM Ambassador Programme or opportunities at other museums in Science Museum Group, all volunteering roles are advertised on the Science Museum Group vacancies page.  

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, take a look at our volunteering FAQs or get in touch with us at

Volunteer News

Our seasonal volunteer newsletter shares stories about what volunteers around the museum and the staff who support them have been doing. Read the latest edition.