Volunteer Programme

The work of the conservation laboratory is greatly aided by its volunteers. Their work involves basic cleaning of specimens, re-packaging in conservation grade foams or tissue or making made-to-measure boxes. Many of the Museum’s specimens were packed in drawers using materials that degrade over time or produce acids that could damage the specimens. These materials were used before modern conservation grade materials were available.

All volunteer places are currently filled in the Conservation lab. Find out more about our vounteering opportunities here.


Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00


Aug 4, 2015

The way that some of Earth’s earliest large multi-celled organisms reproduced is turning out to be surprisingly complex according to new research.

Jul 28, 2015

The Sedgwick Museum recently acquired an exciting new specimen of Jurassic fish Leedichthys problematicum, the biggest bony fish that ever lived!