About us

About us

Welcome to TWAM Volunteering

We are Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and we run nine galleries and museums across the North East:

  • Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum
  • Discovery Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Hatton Gallery
  • Laing Art Gallery
  • Segedunum Roman Fort
  • Shipley Art Gallery
  • South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
  • Stephenson Railway Museum
  • Tyne & Wear Archives

One of our most important aims is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through the exhibitions, programmes and services we deliver.

This is where you come in.

Volunteers are essential to the work that we do! You can help to ensure that all of our museums and galleries are innovative, imaginative, creative, totally inclusive, secure and sustainable.

In turn, we hope volunteering will help you to develop new skills and interests, meet friendly, like-minded people, gain confidence and a sense of wellbeing, and even strength your CV.

Getting started

Use this space to find out about new opportunities to volunteer and make a positive contribution to our museums and galleries. We'll be adding new challenges all the time, making it easier for you to get involved, whether you have 10 minutes to spare or want to volunteer with us on a weekly basis.

You can also learn about exciting events taking place across TWAM and explore news, photos and videos from our amazing community of volunteers.

Ready to get started?

Register as a volunteer now.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with Anita, our friendly Volunteer Coordinator.