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Our museum is entirely staffed and run by volunteers

We're always looking for volunteers and would love to hear from you - just complete our form below.


Anyone over the age of 16 can get involved. No experience needed!

The museum is open regular Sundays and bank holidays. We need volunteers who can help at these open days, even if its just for a couple of hours. We also have regular work days when the museum is not open to the public.

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, Markfield Park, Tottenham, N15 4RB

It's a great way to share your knowledge with others and enrich your community. If you want to build your C.V. you'll get valuable museums experience and lots of transferable skills. 

You'll be helping to keep the museum open to all for free and bringing a unique piece of history alive. Markfield Beam Engine and Museum was originally home to one of the earliest sewage treatment works in the UK. It is now one of the best preserved sites in the country and tells the often neglected but vital story of how sewage treatment saved countless lives.


We have two main roles but they're very flexible and just a guide of the sort of things volunteers do:

Museum Volunteers

You'll be helping with all aspects of the museum. Working in the shop to help us raise money. Welcoming visitors, talking to them about exhibits and even leading guided tours if you want to! There's also be the opportunity to get involved helping to run kids activities and craft sessions.

Engineering Volunteers

You'll be maintaining and running our 1888 Steam Powered Beam Engine. This beautiful piece of Victorian engineering requires much care and attention on work days when the museum is not open to the public. On open days we regularly run the engine to demonstrate how it worked. It's a great opportunity to share your enthusiasm for engineering with visitors.

Markfield Beam Engine July 2021 026.JPG
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