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On a Broad Gauge Coach
Inside the Science Learning and Railways exhibition

Education Team Volunteers

We are a very dynamic team and are always looking for new people to join us.

We have a number of areas where your valuable time could be put to good use and which we are quite certain you will enjoy!

The Schools Programme

During 2014 we were privileged to host some 1700 children.

If you wanted to start helping with our schools programme you would begin by leading a group of children alongside one of our experienced Guides. Then when you felt comfortable you could move on to lead a group yourself.

If you want to move on from this maybe you could become a Presenter - It is up to you! A knowledge of railways or history is NOT needed - just a willingness to learn at your own pace.

Young Volunteers

We operate a Young Volunteers (YVs) programme and are looking for people to help us.

Firstly we need a YV Coordinator who can develop and coordinate the YVs through the various departments within the Railway Centre.

Secondly wherever the YVs work in the Centre they must be supervised by two adults. These roles do not need any specific qualifications just a willingness to work with teenagers.

Interpretation Planning

The Education Team are responsible for creating interpretation and exhibitions around the centre. There is plenty of scope for improving and adding to what already exists.

We are looking for people who are creative and imaginative.

What about DIY?

We need people to look after our interpretation around the centre.

This might be painting, it might be creating a panel to house interpretation.

Whatever you feel comfortable doing.


To contact the Great Western Society's Education Team, please use our School Booking Form.



Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway