Dalkeith History Society/Dalkeith Museum

Charity registered in Scotland SC045434

Dalkeith Museum provides an open, welcoming public space where the rich history and heritage of Dalkeith can be discovered and explored by both visitors and local residents.

Over the years, Dalkeith History Society had built up an extensive collection of artefacts that reflects the area’s varied past. The Museum, located in the Grade A listed Victorian Corn Exchange, once the largest in Scotland, now provides dedicated space in which the collection can be displayed and shared.
Dalkeith has a fascinating and unique history and through the exhibition panels, display cases, cupboards, films and photographs, aspects of the town story will be revealed to the visitors.

Schools and community groups are actively encouraged to visit and handling boxes with artefacts can be borrowed for outreach activities, projects or presentations.

Current opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can regularly give us four hours of their time per fortnight. We are currently open 2 days a week from 11am to 3pm and are hoping to increase our opening hours in the near future. Duties of the role include: • Welcoming visitors and answering questions • Selling museum publications • Recording visitor information • Receiving items donated by members of the public We are looking for people who have: · An interest in Dalkeith’s history · Good people skills · Good listening skills Experience of using Word and Excel would be a bonus You can check out our website for more information about the museum at www.dalkeithmuseum.co.uk. A volunteer application form can be downloaded and printed from the site for completion. Alternatively, email volunteers@dalkeithmuseum.co.uk if you would like to be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.