Norfolk Tank Museum has a dedicated group of volunteers who take on a multitude of tasks from preserving and maintaining these vehicles in a running order. Cleaning and repairing artefacts to cataloguing the collection. Without their hard work and dedication the collection would not be what it is today. However, we are always looking for new volunteers and materials to help us to carry out this work. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to become involved, (you don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to be part of a museum which is growing year on year), there is always something to be done around the site, from gardening and building maintenance to exhibit preparation.
Question; what is to be got out of volunteering?
Answer; Interesting challenges – working together with a great, fun group of people – and, best of all we get to play with the, (big, noisy), toys.
There are several areas where we would particularly welcome some help:
- Vehicle maintenance (All aspects, previous experience is not necessary)
- Building maintenance (Painting, decorating and woodworking skills)
- Landscaping (We are keen to begin the landscaping of the museum grounds and would really appreciate some help and advice on this project)
- Archiving (Photographing, describing and recording all the museum’s assets)
- Front of house (Being there on open days to show our visitors around and help them get the best out of their visit)
- Welding (We have specific needs of people with body repair and welding skills)
- Admin (Help with general administration duties and the organization of special events and attractions)
- Catering (Help with the cafeteria and Bar-B-Q)
If you are interested in a fascinating experience please contact the Norfolk Tank Museum on 07703 337 714
The Volunteers meet every Monday and Thursday evening from 7pm until 10pm, and all day Wednesdays at the museum to carry out routine maintenance on our running vehicles and museum artefacts; the process of preserving the museum exhibits goes on all year. Apart from all the hard work there is a light and friendly atmosphere and always time for discussing new projects and researching the things we’re currently working on, (tea and coffee seem to have a prominent place in all of this!).
Throughout the summer months we have our open days, when, as volunteers we get to introduce the public to the museum and show off the results of all our work. It is the opportunity to play with the toys that we have been working on because there are few sounds better than the roar of a 27 litre V12 Rolls Royce Meteor engine.
Throughout the year we arrange group outings to various UK military shows and rallies as well as taking some of our exhibits to local events and fetes.