The Great Exhibition of the North

Be part of the largest event in England in 2018 and join a team of 1,000 passionate and enthusiastic volunteers over the 80-day, once in a lifetime event. Find out more and sign up here


It's Rocket Science - Great Exhibition of the North @ Discovery Museum »

We are expecting 3 million visitors over 9 weeks. As a Get North Volunteer you will bring the Great Exhibition to life, helping to celebrate The North and being part of its story.

Get North Volunteer programme »

We are calling out to passionate and enthusiastic people to extend the Great Exhibition of the North team to deliver our ambitious plans, and be part of this extraordinary summer of events in NewcastleGateshead

Give a Day or Two

Dedicate a day or two to volunteering


family fun crafts at SRM and Segedunum »

Come and join our learning team in North Tyneside to deliver fantastic family workshops around our Roman and Railway collections at Segedunum and Stephenson Railway Museum during school holidays.

Family Event assistant at the Laing art gallery and Shipley art gallery »

The Laing Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery run drop-in art activities and workshops for families during the school holidays on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Come and help us get creative and crafty this summer.

Regular Help

Weekly and monthly volunteer roles


Gallery Guide: Charge! »

The Light Dragoons Museum has been redeveloped and the exciting new gallery opened last year. We are looking for volunteers to give guided tours of the gallery.

Volunteer Collections and Research Assistant - Hatton Gallery »

Would you like to Volunteer for this amazing opportunity? The Hatton Gallery has undergone a £3.8 million redevelopment and we would love to have you assist with important research.

Hour or Two

Spend a morning or afternoon with us


Log a wildlife sighting »

Record and submit your wildlife sightings while out and about.

Event Volunteer - Roman Lates »

An inaugural event at Segedunum. The first ever chance for adults to relax and join us after hours; a rare opportunity to explore our museum, galleries and heritage site in the summer evening.

Just a Minute

Challenges you can complete in minutes


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School Work Experience

This is aimed at School Age people, only, who require work experience from their school. School Work Experience students are now welcome to apply for a week with TWAM. Please click to see availability and apply.


School Work Experience, GNM, Autumn Term 2018 »

Please note this placement is designed for school age people only to engage with a Museum devoted to ancient History and Natural Sciences as a work experience.

School Work Experience, Discovery Museum, autumn term 2018 »

Please note this placement is designed for school age people, only. The student will engage with a Museum devoted to science & innovations; local history; its global implications and inventions you never knew started right here on Tyneside.

Do it Together

Volunteer with family and friends


Family Photographers »

Share a photo of your family's visit to the museum!