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Research Volunteers are back at Melton Carnegie Museum!

After a break due to covid, we are happy to announce that this month we reintroduced the Research Volunteers group at Melton Carnegie Museum. Following a successful recruitment, we are also happy to welcome five new volunteers to the team!

“The amount of interest we had for this role was fantastic. After only advertising the opportunity online for one day, we received twenty expressions of interest. This really highlights that despite the challenges around Covid there is still a real desire from local people to volunteer; whether that be to gain new skills, meet new people or contribute to their local heritage.”
– Bethany Nugent, Volunteering Coordinator

The group meet once a week and conduct research using the museum’s Local Studies Room, as well as through online record sites such as Ancestry and the British Newspaper Archives. The Research Volunteers have already started their first project, looking at royal connections to Melton Mowbray, for an exciting exhibition celebrating the Royal Jubilee in 2022.

If you know of any interesting royal stories related to Melton Mowbray, we would love to hear them. Get in touch at meltonmuseum@leics.gov.uk