Blog / Volunteering

Meet the ‘Pliosaurus!’ exhibition volunteer team

by Isla Gladstone, senior curator for Natural History It’s been a busy week for Doris the Pliosaurus as visitors have flocked to see her before our exhibition closes on 18 February. Alongside Doris, we’ve had some other stars of the show – a fanta…

Meet our volunteers

by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer If you have ever visited Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, you will be familiar with what some of our volunteers do. Many are involved with welcoming visitors and introducing them to what’s on. Here’s a chance to g…

My summer Erasmus placement in Bristol

by Giulia Porceddu, summer Erasmus student Hi! I’m Giulia. I’m from Sardinia, Italy and I study archaeology. I spent my last summer in Bristol volunteering for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. I arrived in Bristol on 30 May and I fell in l…

Could you be a Pliosaurus volunteer?

Bristol Museums has a proud history of community engagement and a big part of this comes from our wide range of volunteering opportunities. Volunteers regularly get involved across all our sites and play a vital role in caring for our vast coll…

Finding Lemur

by Michelle Cole, volunteer I’m lucky enough to be volunteering in the Biology Department of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery with Natural History Curator Bonnie Griffin, and I’ve already been part of an exciting discovery! Down in the depths of the sto…

25 Below: Building creativity

by Cal Russell-Thompson 25 Below has just finished its second exciting week, the results of which have poured into the exhibition space. Over the last fortnight, our free events and activities have inspired 14-25 year olds to create stunning zines, s…

Volunteering success stories

We’re really happy to hear that one of our volunteers has just landed himself a job at the brilliant Holburne Museum in Bath.

A Surprising Discovery!

by Dave Sage, M Shed Volunteer  As a volunteer working at M Shed you never know what might happen next. I’ve been volunteering for a couple of years, combining acting as a guide for the Behind The Scenes tour with work on digital archives. Recently I’v…

The Vaughan Postcard Collection

A huge collection of postcards gathered by a local man, Roy Vaughan, is being researched and made public on the Know Your Place website by a wonderful team of Bristol Archives volunteers.