Call for help to develop museum

Wednesday 26th January 2022 7:00 am
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The Museum of Dartmoor Life is looking for volunteer trustees with professsional skills to help the museum with ambitious plans to attract visitors arriving on the new train services.

The museum trustees would like to find volunteers happy to ’apply their professional skills to a worthwhile cause’ to help develop the museum into a gateway to north Dartmoor, explaining the history of the area, to people coming in by train to explore the moor.

The museum is seeking help from people with experience in public relations, IT, digital marketing and income generation.

Since the opening of the GWR rail service on the Dartmoor Line on November 20, the venue has reported an increase in the number of day visitors.

’In the last month over 10,000 people used the Dartmoor Line showing that day-trips are a real possibility,’ said curator Kristy Turner.

’If you have a love of Dartmoor and would like to apply your professional skills to a worthwhile cause, then the Museum of Dartmoor Life offers an excellent opportunity to be involved in this transformational journey from a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.

As the Museum of Dartmoor Life is a small museum relying on a wonderful group of volunteers, its trustees need additional help from business professionals to realise these plans.

It plans to develop the website to promote the museum more widely, perhaps to people planning a visit, and for this they will need someone with digital expertise.

They are hoping to enlist the help of someone who could help them apply to funding bodies for grants to make these plans a reality and they also need help promoting the venue to a wider public through digital media.

For further information about the project, see the museum website at

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