Everyone you see working at the museum is a volunteer. New volunteers are welcome to help in all aspects of running the museum. So whether you are looking to meet new people, gain experience, or would like to offer a specialist skill, we would be delighted to hear from you. For information of how to volunteer please call, email, or pop in.

As well as volunteering to man the visitor desk, there is plenty of scope to get involved in one or more specialist activities For example :-


Cataloguing, marking objects and creating displays.

Document Transcriptions. We take many original ancient documents and transcribe them ready for our digital archive. Join the group and receive full training in how to handle and read old documents

Publications. The museum produces its own booklets on local topics of interest. All topics must be fully researched before our budding authors get the opportunity to express themselves in the written form.

Digital Archives. Maintaining and adding to our digital resources requires dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to record and catalogue entries.

Object Research. The provenance and story of individual items reveal aspects of social history and people's lives. We carry out detailed investigations and seek to enhance appreciation of objects through extra information.

Building Management

We need to manage every aspect of the fabric of our wonderful building


Help to organise Visits, Exhibitions & Talks, Fund raising activities and events, General interest events and help with many other unusual and inspiring activities


Working with local schools and interest groups

Publicity and Marketing

Promoting the museum and its activities to the town, the local area, different interest groups and even nationally, is a huge job.

There are many other groups including The Thame Museum Detectorists Club that works with local land-owners to scan for interesting and occasionally, valuable objects hidden under our very feet. The PAS Code of Conduct is followed at all events

See the box on the right of the screen for details of how to contact us....Get involved with your past!



Are you the person who keeps track of all the family birthdays? In that case you may have exactly the skills needed to be our next Museum Loan Objects Administrator.

When people lend items to the museum it is always for a specified period. At the end of that time the person must be contacted to see if the loan should be continued or the object returned to its owner. The Loans Administrator is the person who manages this process.

This is not a pressurised post and can be done at the post holder's convenience, but it requires attention to detail and familiarity with entering data into an Excel spreadsheet. Help will be available from the current post holder until Christmas.

For more details contact Christine Bailey

We are looking to recruit a volunteer to head up our enthusiastic Collections team

A great opportunity to take a first step into museum collections management supported by an experienced team

Or to use previously acquired skills in a flexible way. The museum is entirely run by volunteers, working through an exciting period of change

Feedback from our visitors is overwhelmingly very positive, but we want to improve the way the artefacts in our collection tell their story to the community.

For more information and an application form please e-mail :


If you would like to know more about becoming a member and volunteering, email or
call 01844 212801