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Why You Should Volunteer at NMMC

An aerial shot of National Maritime Museum Cornwall at sunrise.

Volunteering at NMMC offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage of Cornwall and our local community. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a student seeking hands-on experience, or simply looking for a rewarding way to spend your free time, we have a variety of roles that cater to diverse interests and backgrounds.

You don’t need to know anything about boats! Our volunteers share an enthusiasm for enriching the experiences of our visitors. We welcome applications from everyone, and full training is provided.

By joining our team of volunteers, you’ll not only contribute to preserving and sharing our fascinating maritime history but also enjoy personal growth, new friendships, and the satisfaction of making a meaningful difference.

Discover the many reasons to become a volunteer at the Museum and how you can play a part in celebrating and preserving Cornwall’s maritime heritage.

What’s It Like Being a Volunteer?

From boatbuilding to family craft workshops, there’s a real mix when it comes to the areas of the Museum you can get involved in. Get a sense of what it’s like in each team from the experiences of some of our volunteers below.


Boat Workshop

Visitor Experience

The Bartlett Library

What We Offer You

There are many benefits to volunteering. Aside from meeting new people, making friends, and developing new skills, you’ll also get the following benefits:

How to volunteer

You can find more information and apply online here.

National Maritime
Museum Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth Cornwall
TR11 3QY

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Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388