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To visit, please book free admission tickets or request an education visit.

Please note the Miniature Railway is closed for maintenance.


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

We're currently looking for a Corporate Archive Volunteer.

Help us inspire the next generation of engineers by supporting one of our annual Future Engineers seasons. Read more and apply on our recruitment website.

Prefer not to apply online? Contact the volunteering team and we can send you an application form and role description.

You might be also 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

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