Hands on Here! at the Yorkshire

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Yorkshire MuseumMuseum GardensMuseum StreetYork, North Yorkshire YO1 7FRGB


Hands on Here! is a Trust wide programme where volunteers enable visitors to get hands on with real collection objects. At the Yorkshire Museum, we look at objects from our archaeology and natural sciences collection. Each theme has a set of activities which volunteers can choose from.

We run a programme of changing activities throughout the year. An example include:

Fabulous Fossils: - This sessions looks at a variety of different fossils, some from animals which are still around today, others from those which have long since become extinct. As well as providing visitors with a chance to get up close to the collections, the session also aims to better demonstrate the enormity of geological time and to offer a glimpse at some of the amazing animals which have appeared throughout it.

We provide object handling and customer care training for Hands on Here! volunteers as well as specific training sessions for each of the different activities that we run. All our volunteers receive a full health and safety site induction.

A minimum commitment of one half day activity session per week or fortnight is acceptable, but volunteers who have more time to offer can always be accommodated. Ideally we like volunteers who think they can commit to the project for at least 6 months, as it can take several weeks to get through the initial training programme.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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