Volunteer & support the RCM Museum

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The Royal College of Music is one of Britain’s leading conservatoires. It provides specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers.

The Museum houses objects from all areas of the RCM Special Collections, including musical instruments, manuscripts, oil paintings and photographs and is closely linked with historical performance at the RCM.

The RCM Museum attracts a team of enthusiastic volunteers who support its diverse range of events.

Volunteering with us is an ideal opportunity for developing a career in the arts, or for those local to the area looking to get more involved with their community and history. RCM Museum volunteers will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and creative environment.

Volunteering opportunities

We aim to make sure all our volunteers are welcomed, respected and given chances to develop their knowledge, skills and experience. We are offering volunteer roles in the following areas:

Gallery/Visitors Assistant

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The Gallery/Visitors Assistant volunteer will be the first point of contact with visitors, providing assistance and enhancing their visiting experience. You will lead guided tours, share your knowledge and facilitate various museum events.


Digital volunteers will be able to get up close to collections material and help us in our quest to make our collections available online. You could assist in photographing our collections, help us put information online, create audio-visual content, or design a virtual exhibition as well as a whole host of other opportunities.

Outreach activities and audience engagement

As an activity volunteer you could be involved in a range of experiences such as joining us at off-site events, assisting in delivering workshops for all ages, or becoming a Museum storyteller.


For volunteers in conservation, this will mean working closely with our Conservator to preserve and maintain objects in our collection ready for our new display and research facility.

Contact the Museum

If you are have any queries about the Royal College of Music Museum please feel free to get in contact with us. Our team will be best placed to answer your questions.

RCM Museum

General enquiries

0207 591 4863


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