Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Welcome to Volunteering at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Join our team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly volunteers and help to enhance the visitor experience at our heritage sites!

There are many ways to get involved, please see below the different opportunities available at each site.



                                                                              Garden Project Volunteers

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet    

  • Visitor Services Volunteers
  • Garden Project Volunteers
  • Family Programme Volunteers
  • Hamlet Haberdasher Volunteers             


Kelham Island Museum

  • Visitor Services Volunteers
  • Family Programme Volunteers
  • Hamlet Haberdasher Volunteers

Temporary Volunteer Roles

  • Event Volunteers
  • Collections and Research Volunteers


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If you require more information about our volunteer opportunities or if you can not access the online application form please e-mail

I look forward to welcoming you onto our volunteer team

Cheryl Bowen, Community Engagement and Participation Co-ordinator







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Mission Statement

The mission statement of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust is:


“To create an accessible and inclusive experience which is a tribute to past achievement, a showcase for Sheffield industry and innovation and an inspiration for future generations to continue the tradition of technological progress”


The aims and objectives of the Trust include:


  • Tell the story of Sheffield from its beginning to the present day
  • Tell the ongoing story of how industrial development changes peoples' lives 
  • Offer visitors an enjoyable experience by stimulating and engaging their imagination