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We will be closed on Friday 1 March to allow for planned electrical work. This is part of ongoing repairs and improvements to our historic site. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes.
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Make new friends, work with an amazing collection and gain new skills. Come and join our team of talented volunteers and you'll help make a real difference.

It’s the skills, knowledge and passion of our volunteers that helps to make our museum special. With exciting roles across the museum, our volunteers have an opportunity to make a positive impact on our visitors and enhance our understanding of the collection.

Current volunteering roles

Power Up event support volunteer

A row of computer consoles, with a girl sat in front of one playing a game Science Museum Group © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Closing date: 17 February 2024

Induction/training date: 20 February 2024

Hours: 2 hours per week. This is a regular weekend volunteering opportunity with the exception of half term school holidays; during school holidays, volunteers will be required to support volunteering on weekdays also.

Power Up event support volunteer role info

Operation Ouch! exhibition volunteer

A mock up of a science lab inside a museum exhibition Science Museum Group © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Closing date: 14 February 2024

Induction/training date: 20 February 2024

Training date: 27 February 2024

Hours: 2–3 hours per week

Op Ouch