Get involved

For teachers

As a community-driven museum, we want to work with schools to create places of learning and exploring. Our team are on hand to give your students guided tours of the museum, teach them in our learning laboratory, and provide great video presentations that will excite and inspire them.

Please get in touch with us here to find out more about our facilities and to arrange a time to bring your students through for a visit.

For researchers

Are you looking to get involved with our team of researchers and academics?

Our museum offers various ways for you to use our resources and contribute towards them. We have online records, laboratory space, and a working relationship with a number of universities around the country.


There are various ways you can support the museum. Donations are very welcome and are an important way we keep this museum open and accessible to the whole community.

You can also support us by donating items of interest to the museum’s collections. If you have some item or collection that you think others would enjoy, please let us know by contacting our Collections Department and they will be able to assist you.


A number of people volunteer their time and effort to keep the displays in good order and ready for visitors to come and enjoy. Volunteering has its perks including getting to see behind the scenes of a working museum, access to staff-only lectures, and a monthly lunch where all staff and volunteers come together to discuss ideas for future exhibits and strategies for the museum.

You can help volunteer in a number of different spheres. Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved.


Are you interested in working in a museum? Do you enjoy the fun and excitement of sharing the wonders of nature with people? Well you could be just the right person to enjoy an internship at the museum.

You will be learning from a number of different academics and people who are passionate about science and sharing it with the wider community.