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National Civil War Centre launches volunteer recruitment campaign

Artist impression of the National Civil War Centre main gallery

Do you want to help make the UK’s first ever National Civil War Centre in Newark a big success?

Over 50 volunteer guides are being recruited to help run the exciting new attraction, based in the magnificent the Grade II* Old Magnus Building, on Appletongate.

The £5.4 million project by Newark and Sherwood District Council – backed by £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund – is set to attract 60,000 people each year from across the globe and a world class welcome is being planned.

Andrea Smedley, Volunteer Manager at the National Civil War Centre, said: “Volunteer guides and room stewards are a vital part of our plans. The National Civil War Centre will create a real buzz in the town when it opens in May and is also set to put Newark firmly on the tourist map. This is a chance to be part of something really big and help people get the most from their visit.”

The museum will feature hundreds of previously unseen relics, compelling story lines about local people who endured three terrible 17th century sieges, along with hi-tech interactive displays. It will also be a hub for visitors wanting to go out into the town to explore other civil war sites using the ground-breaking town trail app now being developed for smart phones and tablets.

Full training will be given and rotas will be flexible to allow people to balance their other commitments. Up to seven volunteers will be needed on any one day to work alongside permanent staff.

If you would like to get involved please contact museums@nsdc.info or call 01636 655777.

Posted on 12 January 2015

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