Northern Museum Volunteer Pass

The Northern Museums Volunteer Pass Scheme is one of the largest schemes in England and is open to all Accredited museums or those who have received official recognition of working towards Accreditation, in the North West, North East and Yorkshire regions.

The pass allows volunteers to FREE entry and/or additional benefits (as listed) at participating museums in the North West, North East and Yorkshire regions. Full details of participating museums and individual offers are outlined in the 2024 Volunteer Pass leaflet.

Please check the details of the participating museum online before your visit. Museums will be issued with named Institutional Passes, which they can loan out to their volunteers, and also Individual Passes. The Individual Pass is not transferable. Once you have received your pass, please enter your name and the museum at which you volunteer. The Pass entitles only the bearer to the benefits detailed in the Volunteer Pass leaflet. Any accompanying friends or relatives will need to pay standard charges unless the member museum specifically offers benefits to them as well.

Please check the list of participating museums and their opening times before making your visit and remember to take your Volunteer Pass.

Remember:  The Museum Volunteer Pass scheme is a mutually beneficial partnership between participating museums. Each museum ensures that fellow volunteers receive a warm welcome, FREE entry or other advertised benefits when they visit. Equally, each museum will check that passes are not misused, and are accessible only to their active volunteer base.

For more information about how to join the Northern Museums Volunteer Pass Scheme, contact Gillian Waters,