If you've ever fancied getting involved at your local museum or art gallery, now's your chance. Scarborough Museums Trust is launching a volunteer programme, and looking for people interested in helping with everything from leading guided tours to deep cleaning the stores.
The Trust is holding a coffee morning for anyone interested in finding out more, from 10.30am to noon at Scarborough Art Gallery on Tuesday 11 March.
Anyone who would like to volunteer with Scarborough Museums Trust is welcome to come along. There'll be a range of roles people can apply for such as invigilating exhibitions, giving visitors tour of exhibitions, helping with the events and activities at the Rotunda and Art Gallery, geology tours at the Rotunda, activities for Yorkshire Geology Month (mid-May to the end of June) at the Rotunda, deep cleaning the store and more. There will be refreshments.
New for 2014!
Admission to the Art Gallery and Rotunda is now £3 for adults. This then allows you entry to both venues for the next 12 months*.
Entry for under 18s is free.
*We reserve the right to charge for some events during the year.
We ask you to gift aid your admission charge if you can. This enables us to reclaim 25p on every pound of your donation at no extra cost to yourself.
From Saturday 25th January
Worn to be Wild
This touring exhibition combines history, fashion and wildlife in a vibrant collection of contemporary costume. Visitors of all ages are invited to come along and see the collection. It includes an elegant 18th Century 'Mute Swan', a dramatic 1930s 'Golden Eagle', a sultry Victorian 'Fox' and many other stunning creations.
On December 16th 1914, German warships fired hundreds of shells on Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool; an offensive which became known as 'The Bombardment'. Hundreds died, many were injured, and buildings and homes were destroyed. This attack caused great public outcry and 'Remember Scarborough' became the slogan for an impassioned recruitment drive.
Now thanks to funding from the Arts Council England we are leading a project to commemorate this anniversary, all the details are here.