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The Coastal Communities Museum Trust is tasked with raising funds, establishing exhibition programmes, maintaining community outreach and day-to-day running of the museum. This is achieved with support from volunteers in many roles. The Coastal Communities Museum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is volunteer run with a Board of Trustees.
We reopen on Wednesday 3 April 2024.
Open 11.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday – Saturday
Wednesday 3 April until Saturday 26 October 2024.

Organisation aims and objectives

The development of the Coastal Communities Museum is the culmination of a ten year community campaign to reopen and redevelop the Museum previously housed in the upper floors of the Grade C Listed 1876 North Berwick School building in School Road. The redevelopment is a Partnership between East Lothian Council (ELC) and local people which is designed to represent the rich culture and heritage, not just of North Berwick, but of all the communities in the North Berwick Coastal Ward which includes Aberlady, Gullane, Dirleton, Whitekirk and the hinterland.










Front of House 2 ½ hour shifts as available – rota once or twice a month. Other positions unlimited.


Experience required: Have an interest in local history, particularly the Coastal Ward of East Lothian Council, but not exclusively so. Enjoy meeting the public and working in a friendly relaxed environment.
Travel details: All bus routes to North Berwick are available eg routes from Edinburgh, Dunbar and Haddington.
Minimum age: 16


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: There would be an arrangement for the volunteer to visit the museum and meet the volunteer co-ordinator and one of the trustees. The volunteer would learn of the various opportunities available.
Training details: The volunteer will be given an initial induction and walk around the museum. Front of House volunteers (always in pairs) have two shadowing sessions and are then paired with an experienced volunteer for 2 sessions. Similar training programme for administration and other roles.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet