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From our wonderful volunteers, to our visitors and donators, we value your support to continue the work we do!


We rely on your support to continue the work we do and keep the museum entry free of charge.

Every donation, big or small, helps us to care and preserve local history for the future.

  • £5 donation could help fund history resources for a local school pupil
  • £10 donation could help pay towards local older people’s workshops or a session for babies and their carers
  • £20 donation could help fund the conservation and preservation of our historic artefacts

You can donate by using one of our donation boxes at the museum or send a cheque, made payable to Epping Forest District Council, to us.


Volunteer coordinator

The museum has a growing number of fantastic volunteers, and we want to support them better, to become volunteers initially, and to be able to arrange their volunteering as efficiently as possible.

This exciting and newly created volunteer role will help to support the museum staff to do this. Helping us recruit and retain a happy, productive and fulfilled group of volunteers who make Epping Forest District Museum their volunteering place of choice.


Join our committed team of volunteers who are essential in making the museum a fun and welcoming place to be.

Help with:

  • welcoming people
  • learning sessions
  • stewarding a temporary exhibition
  • cataloguing collections
  • digitising records
  • transcribing oral histories
  • packing item for storage
  • restoring items for display
  • gardening

If you’d like to become a volunteer, email us for an application form.

Comments from our volunteers

“I have met some wonderful people, seen a variety of hidden treasures and learned a lot about museum work and history of the district I live in. I can’t wait to see and learn more!”

“A varied, interesting, valuable, rewarding experience. Observing and handling objects from prehistory to the present day, and all associated with Epping Forest District.”

“I initially applied to volunteer at the museum because of a lifelong love of history, especially prehistory. I relished the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. I have learned so much by working in areas I knew little about, such as costume. The work is enjoyable and fascinating, and the team I work with are very friendly too.”

Wellness and Wellies

  • Every Wednesday
  • 2pm – 4pm

Volunteer with the Wellness and Wellies team to help nurture the museum’s garden.

Gardening is great for your physical and mental health, so join us to sow, grow, dig and learn as part of an amazing team of volunteers. Perfect for those who have no garden but would like one. No experience necessary.

Thank you for your support.

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