New role for old hand

The museum has welcomed a new member of staff, and there’s every reason to expect he’ll be hitting the ground running.

New Assistant Curator, Steve Erskine has joined the team at the attraction in the centre of Richmond’s market place.  He’s spent the last nine years as a volunteer, and says it’s a dream come true to take up the varied role.

150702_Steve_ErskineAs well as helping to ensure the smooth day to day running of the museum, which was officially re-opened in May following a £1.7million redevelopment, Steve is responsible for helping people research their family history, cataloguing and archiving items donated to the museum, and managing and recruiting volunteers.

His own volunteering background will ensure that anyone who wants to try helping out at the museum finds it a really rewarding experience.

“We have an excellent team of volunteers who really enhance our visitors’ experience and support the work of the museum.  It’s a great place to help out, and I can guarantee it’s an interesting and varied way of spending some spare time if you have it.

At the moment, we are particularly in need of more museum guides to help share the story of the regiment – but you certainly don’t have to have a military background to get involved; just a love of history and a desire to share that passion!

We’d also love to hear from anyone who can spare a few hours to help with the admin side of museum life.”