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A volunteer sitting beneath a paining at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery


Shropshire Museums have a brilliant team of volunteers who support us across our sites. Our volunteers get involved with all kinds of things across the service and help us to achieve so much more. Thank you for your interest in joining this wonderful team.  

Our main volunteering role at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery involves supporting the visitor experience through meeting, greeting and gallery guiding; this opportunity is available Monday to Sunday in morning and afternoon slots. Please get in touch to find out where we have availability in the rota. We are also looking for a volunteer to support the running of our Mini Mammoths baby and toddler group which takes place on Friday mornings. 

Behind the scenes volunteering at Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow takes place on Tuesdays with the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Wednesdays with our Curators.  

Volunteering opportunities at Much Wenlock Museum and Shrewsbury Castle are less regularly available, but if you are keen to support us at one of these sites do get in touch to discuss what might be possible.  

For all volunteering enquires regarding Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Museums Collections Centre, Much Wenlock Museum or Shrewsbury Castle please contact our Volunteering Officer on [email protected] or 01743 254636. 

Volunteering at Coleham Pumping Station is arranged by Shrewsbury Steam Trust, please review their website for further details. 

Volunteering with the Soldiers of Shropshire Museum within Shrewsbury Castle is arranged through their website.

A Mid 19th century oil painting portrait entitled "The Italian Shepherdess". Attributed to William-Adolphe Bouguereau.

Become a sponsor

We are developing opportunities for sponsors and can tailor a programme of benefits to suit your needs. Business organisations can sponsor an entire exhibition, specific elements or one-off events and benefit from marketing opportunities connected with PR and promotion.

In return, we can offer exclusive access to the museum galleries for private events, product launches, staff training or company away days.

All our supporters and their guests can also enjoy invitations to private views and talks programmes.

Victorian portrait painting of the Reverend William Henry Egerton, rector of Whitchurch. Painted, monogrammed and dated by Hubert Herkomer, 1882.

Become a Friend

The Friends of SM&AG is an active and friendly society which welcomes new members and has an important role in the life of the museum. There is a range of activities including visits and talks. More information can be found on the Friends’ website.

The Friends of Ludlow Museum support Ludlow Museum (owned and operated by Ludlow Town Council) and Shropshire Museums Collections’ Centre. More information can be found on the Friends’ website.

Early Victorian portrait painting of Robert Luther of Acton, Salop on his favourite mare, Hesperus with a few hounds before a landsape. Painted by William Roos in June 1849.

Make a donation

Private donors can benefit from a special programme of activities and exclusive private view evenings. We also welcome bequests which will help to fund the on-going programme of museum development.