Could you volunteer your time to help bring Northwich’s history to life?

Could you be a part of the visitor experience at the Lion Salt Works – soon to be Britain’s newest heritage attraction – or Weaver Hall Museum?

The two Northwich museums are looking for people who can spare some time to volunteer in roles both ‘front of house’ and ‘behind the scenes’.

People are needed to help with special events, family activities, guided tours, gardening and research.

Anyone who might be interested is invited to find out more at an informal meeting at the Lion Salt Works in Ollershaw Lane, Marston, on Tuesday, December 9, at 11am.

It will be an opportunity to meet with members of staff and volunteers and to hear about exciting opportunities at both museums over a cup of tea and a mince pie.

Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture and Economy, said: “We already run a successful volunteer programme at Weaver Hall Museum where volunteers play an integral role alongside our highly experienced staff in delivering a first-class visitor experience.

“We plan to extend this to the Lion Salt Works when it opens in spring 2015 and would like to hear from people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

“Your interests, experiences and skills could be beneficial to us, regardless of how much time you might be able to spare.

“In return, you will receive full training and a rewarding experience that is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills while helping to bring Northwich’s rich history to life.”

Anyone who would like to attend the volunteering meeting at is asked to email lorna.kernahan@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by Monday, December 8.

If you are interested in volunteering at the museums but cannot attend this event, a second event is being planned for January 2015. Anyone interested in this event is asked to email to register their interest.

workhouse inmates making rag rugs

Volunteers take part in an interpretation event at the Weaver Hall Museum.