Your museum needs you!

Published on 14 January 2016

At 10.30am on Saturday 23rd January, the John Bunyan Museum & Library is holding an open morning for anyone interested in volunteering at the museum.

This independent museum, in the heart of Bedford’s Cultural Quarter, is run by a team of dedicated volunteers of all ages. We need new volunteers for the 2016 season as a number have left us to use skills gained at the museum in paid employment elsewhere.

The museum needs volunteers to help welcome the visitor, and keep the museum open. We are also looking for volunteers with skills and experience in working with schools, leading group tours, marketing, admin, or an interest in working with the collections.

Curator, Nicola Sherhod said,

“The volunteers do a fantastic job. They work in the museum and the shop, greeting visitors and sharing their own enthusiasm for the amazing story we tell here. Volunteers can also work behind the scenes developing trails, and children’s activities, and helping look after our collections. It’s fascinating and rewarding work, a great way to meet people and develop skills, and as we have some fantastic projects planned for 2016, the more help the better!”  

The Open Morning starts at 10.30am in the Foyer Coffee Shop at Bunyan Meeting, next to the museum. Meet and chat with some of the stewards, have a tour around the museum, and find out what Museum Stewards do and how you might get involved.

The John Bunyan Museum will reopen on Tuesday 16th February 2016 and is open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm and admission is free.

For more details contact the Curator Nicola Sherhod on 01234 270303

or email    

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