Science Volunteer

We are looking for 2 volunteers to help us launch the brand new Illumination Gallery that will be opening next year. 

What will you be doing?

  • Working closely with the Illumination Gallery team to help develop the exhibition for its grand opening in Summer 2020.
  • Tell the story of Sir Humphry Davy alongside other history makers who developed and improved the flame safety lamp.

What do you need to have?

  • A passion for science and/or engineering and technology.
  • Be interested in developing exciting new ways to share your knowledge with our visitors.



About the Project

The aim of the gallery is to inspire children and young people with the possibilities of studying and working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas through the life and achievements of Sir Humphry Davy. Davy was a chemist and an inventor, his contribution to the invention of a safe underground lamp saved countless lives and inspired generations of scientists and engineers to keep making advancements in new and improved technologies. Today, Davy is widely recognised as one of this country’s greatest scientists, but he could also be described as a true pioneer of STEM learning, making science accessible to all. While his discoveries were celebrated within both academic and scientific circles, he was equally admired by the general public who would gather in amazement to watch his lectures and experiments. This gallery will form a crucial part of the Museum’s ambitions to become a centre for STEM learning. The project complements the exciting work which is already taking place across the Museum site and will make a real difference in enhancing the visitor experience and engagement opportunities while increasing access to the Museum’s historic lamp collection.

For more information call 01924 848806 or email

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