Volunteering opportunities at HorsePower

We depend on volunteers to carry out specific day-to-day tasks which are crucial to our operation.

Volunteers can choose to work in the following areas:

  • Visitor care: Regular weekend and occasional weekday reception desk and shop duties.
  • Research: Dealing with family and regimental history enquiries using material in the archives.
  • Archives: Transcribing historic manuscripts such as letters and war diaries, cataloguing and scanning photographs.
  • Collections: Documentation and cataloguing of historic artefacts.
  • Marketing: Distribution of museum leaflets to Tourist Information Centres, local hotels and attractions.
  • Special Projects: Helping with general museum housekeeping, school visits and guided tours.

You do not require military knowledge or experience to become one of our volunteers. All you need is enthusiasm, a sense of commitment and the ability to get on and interact with people.

Our current role profiles can be found below.

Archives Assistant

Collections Assistant

Front of House Assistant

For more information contact assistant@horsepowermuseum.co.uk or phone us on 01962 828541


Friends of HorsePower

You can support HorsePower by becoming a Friend of the museum.

What are the benefits of becoming a Friend of HorsePower?

  • Free entry to the museum for yourself, and half the adult rate for anyone accompanying you
  • 10% discount on purchases in the museum shop
  • Regular newsletters to keep you to date on activities and developments
  • Early booking for lectures and talks
  • 20% discount on tickets for lectures and talks
  • The opportunity to be more involved with the work of the museum

How much will it cost?

Annual subscriptions rates are:

  • Adult: £15
  • Couple £25
  • Student £10
  • Life Membership £125

How do I join?

  • Pick up a leaflet in the museum
  • Contact assistant@horsepowermuseum.co.uk
  • Download the form Friendspdf


Gift in a Will

Nobody likes thinking about making a Will, but you know it makes sense to ensure that those you leave behind are cared for and that your assets are divided as you would prefer.


Your Will is also an opportunity to make a valuable gift to a cause that’s close to your heart in a cost-effective way. Most charitable donations in the UK are free from inheritance tax and all you need to do is tell your solicitor or bank, or whoever is drawing up your Will, that you want to make a donation. If you already have a Will, your donation can be added to it as a codicil.


You can express your donation as a fixed amount, or as a percentage of your estate.