New Brunel Museum needs volunteers

Being Brunel, an exciting new national museum, will be opening alongside the SS Great Britain in Bristol at the end of March 2018. This new visitor experience will act as an addition to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol’s number one thing to do (TripAdvisor), and around 50 new volunteers are needed to inspire, inform and educate visitors.

Brunel was a great engineer, entrepreneur, designer and showman. The new museum will tell the man’s extraordinary story through never-before-seen personal possessions, as well as interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Being Brunel also recreates the interiors of his London office and the Great Western Steamship Company’s Bristol office set within the Grade II* listed Dock Office building, which has been structurally restored as part of the project.

From talking to visitors about Brunel’s life to showing original objects from the Brunel collection, volunteers are needed to help bring history to life and will play a key role in the new museum. Volunteers will also be able to go behind the scenes, get involved in exciting events leading up to the new museum and be part of a lively team.

The SS Great Britain are looking for people who will enjoy engaging with our visitors and would enjoy being part of a vibrant, dynamic team. Volunteers do not need to have any existing knowledge of Brunel, the SS Great Britain or Victorian history, just the interest and enthusiasm to take part. Ideally, volunteers will be able to commit to a minimum of one morning or afternoon each week.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering is invited to attend a taster session on Wednesday 7th February, 11am – 1pm or on Saturday 3rd  March, 11am- 1pm. The taster session will include a welcome and introduction from the volunteering team, a volunteer led tour of the site and tea/coffee. You can sign up for the taster session here – get in touch with the volunteering team if you have any questions: volunteering@ssgreatbritain.org