A MUSEUM is on the look-out for more volunteers with an interest in history and a positive, friendly outlook.

The team at Lyme Regis Museum is holding a volunteer open day to welcome those interested in volunteering with them to come along, meet some of the volunteers and learn more about what the role has to offer.

David Tucker, museum director, said: “Experience isn’t necessary, it is more important that you enjoy meeting people and have a positive and friendly outlook.

“We will ensure you are fully trained and supported – just bring your enthusiasm.”

The team is also looking to grow the front desk volunteers and gallery guides for the summer season.

Rachel Vickery, front desk volunteer, said: “It is great fun volunteering at the museum – one of the highlights of my week.

“As well as regular training sessions, we have coffee mornings with speakers and group trips.

“I work on the front desk and I love meeting all the interesting people that come through the door.

“I have learnt a lot on a variety of topics and enjoy sharing that knowledge with others.

“Come and join us – the time is guaranteed to fly.”

Lyme Regis Museum is a registered charity with a team of volunteers who fulfil a range of roles in the museum with the support of staff.

Volunteer Lizzie Wiscombe said: “I started volunteering here four years ago because I enjoy local history and spending time with the public.

“We are a friendly bunch and you are always made to feel welcome.

“Volunteering can fit well into other parts of your life and you can do as little or as much as you like.

“Come along to our open day and find out more, who knows what you will learn, and you may be able to teach us something.”

The team also host interactive fossil polishing days on Lyme Regis sea front throughout the summer and more volunteers of all ages are needed to help with selling and polishing fossils with the public.

Volunteer John Marriage said: “I have helped with the polishing days for the last few years. It is really enjoyable, especially talking to parents and children about the fossils and showing them how they will look when they are finally polished.

“A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours in the sunshine.”

The volunteer open day takes place at Lyme Regis Museum on Wednesday, April 24 from 10am to 2pm, or contact David Tucker on 01297 443370 or email director@lymeregismuseum.co.uk