Costume/Wardrobe Volunteer

  • Volunteer Role
  • Sewerby

Sewerby Hall Museum and Art Gallery ( )( )( )

Sewerby Hall is a Grade 1 listed country house perched on the cliff tops near Bridlington. It was home to the Greame family from 1699 to 1934 when they sold it, along with its 411 acre estate, to Bridlington Corporation for 45,000. The building has been open to the public ever since and is one of the treasures of the East Riding and the Yorkshire Coast. In 2012 Sewerby Hall received a Heritage Lottery Grant to restore the interiors and recreate the lost Kitchen and Servants’ Hall, as well as create a dedicated teaching and learning space and an accompanying education programme. As a Costume/Wardrobe volunteer, you will be part of the team making that Education Programme a reality.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic to join our volunteer group. You will need to be friendly, personable and enjoy working as part of a team. It is hoped that the role will run for an initial two years, after which it will be reviewed.

The role will involve:

The care and maintenance of costumes used by volunteer interpreters and also as dressing-up props for the public,
making new costumes for use at Sewerby Hall,
researching and helping to interpret the history of costume and fashion for visitors to Sewerby Hall.
It is your decision how much time you can give us, but our aim is to have a regular weekly volunteer day during the summer period when the Hall is open to visitors, usually between March and October.

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