Volunteer Open Day

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To celebrate our 50th anniversary at Enniskillen Castle, the Inniskillings Museum are hosting a Volunteer Open Day on the August Bank Holiday Monday 26th from 12 noon to 4pm.

The Inniskillings Museum is a registered charity and relies greatly on the dedication and support of its volunteers, and this Open Day will showcase the exceptional work of the museum volunteers who come from various community and professional backgrounds within the county and beyond.

Pauline Thornton of the Inniskillings Museum commented on the forth-coming event “This is an opportunity to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and meet our museum volunteers at work as we are actively looking for new volunteers to join our existing team. Visitors will get the chance to see some of the everyday – and extraordinary – things that happen as our team of volunteers showcase their talents and the amazing work they do for the museum”.

Pauline added, “Becoming a Volunteer means meeting interesting people and learning new skills in this wonderful setting. Volunteers can also use their existing skills and knowledge to strengthen their CV and help develop their career. It’s certainly a unique way to spend your pastime.”

The Inniskillings Museum has recently started a project to digitise approximately 15,000 paper archives with the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen’s University Belfast. The project is supported by the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is already revealing some amazing documents!

The staff from Queen’s University will be at the museum on our Volunteer Open Day to show visitors what digitisation is all about. These one-hour digitisation sessions are available from 12 noon to 4pm on the day and places are strictly limited. To book your free place please telephone the museum on 028 6632 3142 or email info@inniskillingsmuseum.com.

Pauline concluded. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to this very special showcase event where visitors can also experience a Virtual Reality journey in India, learn how to trace their Inniskilling links, try on a uniform or even have a go at cleaning our regimental silver! And after all that we might be able to persuade you to become an Inniskillings Museum Volunteer!”