Museums Northumberland - Union Chain Bridge: Crossing Borders, Connecting Communities

Union Chain Bridge: Crossing Borders, Inspiring Communities is an ambitious project involving the conservation of the historic Union Chain Bridge, and an extensive programme of public engagement. The project is a partnership between Northumberland County Council, Scottish Borders Council, Museums Northumberland and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge.

In this partnership, Museums Northumberland is responsible for the Volunteer Programme and the delivery of all heritage learning and engagement activities on both sides of the border. Through everything we do, we strive to inspire people to engage and connect with local culture and heritage through a set of core values. We strive to be:

Generous - we are receptive, friendly and enabling;
Strategic - we are focused on our long-term objectives and how to achieve them;
Innovative - we are creative and thrive on ambitious projects and good ideas, and
Collaborative - we are inspired by partnership working and strive for co-delivery and co-authorship.


Current opportunities

We seek archive research volunteers to help us uncover untold Union Chain Bridge stories. The research results will be made available to the public in exhibitions, the Union Chain Bridge website and educational resources. Archive volunteers will carry out research using documents held at Berwick Record Office, Paxton House, and the National Records of Scotland. Using digital copies at home, or real copies held in the archives, volunteers will read, transcribe and interpret the contents of the documents. Once the original archive and online resources have been consulted, we will ask volunteers to extract and analyse information from their contents and collate information on specific themes. This information will contribute to educational and public exhibition materials, as well as forming a legacy archive for the project on the history of the Chain Bridge and the neighbouring communities in Scotland and England. For further information about the project generally please see www.unionchainbridge.org

We seek archive research volunteers to help us uncover untold Union Chain Bridge stories. The research results will be made available to the public in exhibitions, the Union Chain Bridge website and educational resources. Archive volunteers will carry out research using documents held at Berwick Record Office, Paxton House, and the National Records of Scotland. Using digital copies at home, or real copies held in the archives, volunteers will read, transcribe and interpret the contents of the documents. Once the original archive and online resources have been consulted, we will ask volunteers to extract and analyse information from their contents and collate information on specific themes. This information will contribute to educational and public exhibition materials, as well as forming a legacy archive for the project on the history of the Chain Bridge and the neighbouring communities in Scotland and England. For further information about the project generally please see www.unionchainbridge.org

We seek archive research volunteers to help us uncover untold Union Chain Bridge stories. The research results will be made available to the public in exhibitions, the Union Chain Bridge website and educational resources. Archive volunteers will carry out research using documents held at Berwick Record Office, Paxton House, and the National Records of Scotland. Using digital copies at home, or real copies held in the archives, volunteers will read, transcribe and interpret the contents of the documents. Once the original archive and online resources have been consulted, we will ask volunteers to extract and analyse information from their contents and collate information on specific themes. This information will contribute to educational and public exhibition materials, as well as forming a legacy archive for the project on the history of the Chain Bridge and the neighbouring communities in Scotland and England. For further information about the project generally please see www.unionchainbridge.org

We seek archive research volunteers to help us uncover untold Union Chain Bridge stories. The research results will be made available to the public in exhibitions, the Union Chain Bridge website and educational resources. Archive volunteers will carry out research using documents held at Berwick Record Office, Paxton House, and the National Records of Scotland. Using digital copies at home, or real copies held in the archives, volunteers will read, transcribe and interpret the contents of the documents. Once the original archive and online resources have been consulted, we will ask volunteers to extract and analyse information from their contents and collate information on specific themes. This information will contribute to educational and public exhibition materials, as well as forming a legacy archive for the project on the history of the Chain Bridge and the neighbouring communities in Scotland and England. For further information about the project generally please see www.unionchainbridge.org