St Andrews Heritage Museum Guide

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Description

If you enjoy history and meeting new people, this opportunity would be a great fit for you. The museum is set in a charming 17th century house, and the displays explore the social and working lives of the people of St Andrews.

St Andrews Preservation Trust are looking for volunteers to assist with the below tasks:

  • Preparing the museum before opening

  • Greeting visitors

  • Assisting with enquiries

  • Offering help when needed

  • Assisting in closing the museum

  • Learn the history of the museum, Trust and St Andrews

  • Assist during special events such as Hidden Gardens and school visits

The trust is flexible with your time, whether once a week or once a month, and shifts range from 2-3 hours. If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the opportunity, please do get in touch. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 12-4pm then from early May, Monday to Sunday, 12-4pm.

Organisation aims and objectives

The St Andrews Preservation Trust was founded in 1937 by a small group of like-minded individuals, with the object of protecting the Town’s architectural heritage and historic character. We endeavour to achieve this through: Environment – to enhance the appearance and amenity of St Andrews and its surrounds through encouraging improvements to buildings, street furniture, plantings etc. The Trust has fervently supported the Green Belt around St Andrews, which it considers essential to protect not only the Town’s unique character but also its landscape setting. Planning – to ensure that any development is in keeping with the character and landscape setting of St Andrews and that the appropriate planning policies are in place. Our Museum & Garden – to conserve the heritage of St Andrews, especially its social history, and to ensure that this is communicated to people of all ages and backgrounds through the Trust’s collection of records, artefacts, talks and publications.

Availability

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2-3 Hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: - Ability to learn about the history of the Museum, the Trust, and the history of St Andrews. - Good communication and interpersonal skills and an understanding of the different needs of visitors. - Excellent time keeping
Travel details: The opportunity is at St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden, 12 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9PW. Travelling to the museum is easy as there are multiple bus routes that bring you straight into St Andrews bus station and the museum is only a 10-minute walk away. Also, there is ample parking on North Street.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Many of their volunteers are local and walk to the museum or have a travel pass. However, the museum is currently exploring ways of reducing barriers to others volunteering and reimbursement of expenses will be considered if needed.
Training details: The volunteer will be provided with induction training which will go over health and safety procedures along with the risk assessment. This will be ongoing training where a refresher is provided to all volunteers at least once per year.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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