The British Motor Museum at Gaydon in South Warwickshire tells the story of Britain’s motor industry. At its heart is a collection of over 400 British cars from many of the UK’s motor manufacturers dating from the late 1800s all the way up to the present day. From the unique to the every-day; from prototype to production and from record-breakers to race-car winners, the collection offers an important insight into Britain’s industrial heritage and the people within it. The motor car is one of the most ubiquitous machines on our planet, changing it for the good and the not-so-good. Alongside the vehicle collection is one of the world’s most important motoring and industrial archives, with over a million images, historical documents and hours of film covering every aspect of the making and selling of the motor car.
Nowhere in Britain is more important to the motor industry than the Midlands. From the very start, this area has been the hub of automotive production and continues to be so in the modern world, despite the many changes that the car and the industry has experienced over the past 130 years.
Volunteers are vital to helping the British Motor Museum share these stories with both their enthusiasm for the collections and their passion for engaging with visitors.
Compton Verney, a registered charity, is an extraordinary place with a mission to make art, nature and creativity available to all. As an award winning nationally accredited gallery, based in a Grade I listed Georgian mansion amidst 120 acres of Grade II listed Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown parkland in Warwickshire, they have six permanent collections alongside a schedule of thought-provoking evolving exhibitions and event both outdoors and in.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his works, life and times all over the world. Celebrating Shakespeare is at the heart of everything they do.
Discover the life and times of William Shakespeare across five unique properties in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and let your imagination run wild. Find out where he and his family lived, the places he visited, and gain a new perspective on life in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. You’ll be amazed just how much of Shakespeare’s world remains.
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The museum tells the story of the county infantry regiment from 1674 to the current Fusiliers of today. Ordinary men with extraordinary stories; from soldiers who have won the Victoria Cross, to men who stood on the deck of the sinking ship, the Birkenhead, giving rise to the saying ‘women and children first’, to Hannah Snell who joined the Regiment to find her husband or Field Marshals Slim and Montgomery who both served with the Regiment in World War I.
They have a small friendly team of about 15 volunteers. They highly value the contribution made by volunteers to the organisation. Volunteers make a real difference to the running of the museum and how much they can achieve. They offer volunteers support from a member of staff, induction, in-house training and where relevant external training. They are flexible in terms of hours and offer diverse roles, from welcoming visitors to the museum, selling goods in the shop, answering family history research enquiries, telling people about the history of the Regiment or the objects on display, to helping out with special events for families. Ideal if you enjoy talking to people, are interested in history, want to learn new skills or gain experience in the heritage sector. They cover reasonable travel expenses.
They are open all year round and have about 4,000 visitors per annum. They are a small independent charity which has a small admission charge for a 12 month ticket to visit. They are located in Warwick on the first floor of a historic building.
Visit their website: www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk
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Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) protects, conserves, celebrates and showcases Warwickshire’s natural and cultural heritage. It is part of Warwickshire County Council.
HCW provides a range of services to help local communities and visitors connect and engage with their local heritage. It aims to safeguard Warwickshire’s archives, history and natural sciences; protect its historic and natural environment; and provide high quality arts, cultural opportunities and lifelong learning for everyone in the County and beyond.
Market Hall Museum is its flagship museum in the centre of Warwick. The Museum displays items from the natural history, geology, archaeology and social history collections.
The Warwickshire County Record Office, Archaeology Warwickshire, Heritage Education and Schools Service, Community Learning and Engagement team, and the County Arts team are also part of the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire.