[Just to clarify, the Sir John Soane Museum is in London.]

Come and join us as a volunteer at this exciting time in the history of the Sir John Soane’s Museum! As a volunteer with us you will gain the chance to meet a variety of people, make friends, learn new skills and experience the complexities of working in this unique house museum.  Keep an eye on this page over the coming months for all the latest news and volunteer opportunities within the Museum…

We are currently looking for volunteers to help assist our front-of-house staff with room interpretation and offer visitors the chance to view newly restored areas of the house. This summer the Museum will see improved visitor facilities, the creation of a new Exhibition Gallery, Conservation Studios, and improvements that will allow full disabled access to the Museum – and that is just the start!

Positions Currently Available:

Volunteer Warders

An exciting opportunity for you to get involved in the work of the Sir John Soane’s Museum and become an integral part of our team.  Working alongside knowledgeable and experienced members of museum staff, you will be responsible for key front-of-house activities and providing visitors with a warm welcome to the Soane Museum.  For more details, please follow this link>>.

If you would like to apply for any of our Volunteer positions, please complete and return this Registration Form to Vashti Sime at the Museum.


The Museum also offers the opportunity for students or recent graduates.  Please see below for more details:


Curatorial Placements

Our curatorial volunteer program is intended for young people who seriously intend to take up a career in museums. In order to gain a good working knowledge of the Museum we try to provide a balanced program of work which includes curatorial projects as well as routine tasks that make a real contribution to the Museum.  For more details, please follow this link>>Please note: Summer placements are now closed. For the opportunity of a placement between January-June 2013, please submit requests by 1 October 2012.

Work Experience Placements

We offer a limited number of work experience placements throughout the year; our main focus is towards year 10 students from inner London schools. Students should be interested in architecture, history and works of art and will ideally be someone intending to do a degree and considering a future career in museums.  For more details, please follow this link>>.