Museum Volunteer

  • VO84072


Come and help us tell the story of Roman Fort of Trimontium at our museum in Melrose. If you are passionate about history and like meeting new people, we’d love you to join our cohort.

The Trimontium Trust has run a museum about the Roman Fort site, Trimontium, for the past 30 years. Situated in Newstead, the site is notable as one of the largest Roman sites north of Hadrian’s Wall, which held a wealth of Roman artefacts and treasures, discovered over the last century. The old Roman Heritage Centre at The Ormiston is currently closed for renovation and will re-open in summer 2021, as part of a National Lottery funded development programme. When it re-opens, it will be a modern museum, with a greatly expanded number of displays and artefacts.

Museum volunteers help us welcome visitors to our temporary home at Abbey House in Melrose. They help us manage groups around the museum, answering questions, and telling the story of Trimontium. Volunteers also run the shop, selling souvenirs and membership. Our museum shifts are 11am-4pm and frequency of commitment is flexible. This role would be ideal for someone who wants experience in the Heritage sector, or just enjoys history and wants to share that enthusiasm with others.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Trimontium Trust is dedicated to the advancement of the education of the public through the conservation and development of the Roman remains at Newstead and associated antiquities. We do this through: • The Trimontium Trust Museum in Melrose • Regular volunteer-led tours to the site in Newstead • Special roman-themed events, educational visits and publications










Our museum shifts are 11am-4pm and frequency of commitment is flexible.


Experience required: We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who enjoy meeting people.An enthusiasm for history is desirable but you don’t need to be an expert on Romans! We have lots of volunteers who are experts and lots who have learned as they go along. A willingness to learn is all we need. No experience needed,we are happy to support those who may want to go on and look for work in a visitor experience role in the future. Basic counting/addition may be required. Computer experience an advantage
Travel details: Melrose, Scottish Borders
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The Trust will endeavour to identify and cover all expenses of involving volunteers. Any outlay on behalf of the Trust will be re-imbursed on presentation of a receipt, which are required for our financial records. Where possible, these should be cleared in advance by the Volunteer Coordinator or HRDO
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Initial training will be a taster day to see if you enjoy the role. On the job training will take place over the course of a couple of weeks. Further, in depth, group training in early 2021, before we open for the new season in March/ April
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

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