Volunteer Gardener

  • VO77116


Volunteers wanted to care for and develop the garden spaces at the Museum. Prior experience not essential just a positive attitude and a desire to be part of developing an attractive outdoor space.
The grounds of the National Mining Museum Scotland contain several planted areas and a couple of benches for people to relax on. Although the garden areas are well kept by current volunteers, we are aware that with more help, we could create an even more attractive environment for museum visitors and local people to utilise.
Work would include weeding, planting, pruning, tidying and general maintenance work. Enthusiasm and an enjoyment of working out of doors is more important than experience, as you will be given guidance and direction by our Head Gardener.

Organisation aims and objectives

We preserve and promote Scotland’s Mining Heritage for current and future generations (through events, exhibitions, collections management, research and outreach activity). The National Mining Museum Scotland is the national body responsible for the preservation and interpretation of Scotland’s Mining Heritage. Our core purpose is to preserve our internationally important collection and estate and through innovative practice, encourage the widest possible audience to engage with this resource.










3 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

minimum 6 weeks


Experience required: No experience is necessary Skills – weeding, planting, an eye for design/layout. Attitude – Willingness to learn, happy to work out of doors.
Travel details: The number 29 and 48 buses stop directly in front of the Museum, and there is a path leading from Newtongrange railway station to the Museum (approx.. 3 minute walk)
Minimum age: 18


Training details: Site induction, tour of museum, , on-going support and training relevant to tasks.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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