There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the work we do here at Headstone Manor & Museum.

Whether through a work experience placement, volunteering roles, joining our established friends groups or job vacancies, here you can find out how you can get involved.

Work with us

Learning & Engagement Facilitators
We are seeking freelance facilitators to deliver courses and workshops supporting our learning and engagement programme in 2022/2023.  We are looking for people who can meet the needs of participants, be aware of accessibility and create and deliver sessions that are open to all. We require all facilitators to have an enhanced DBS certificate to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Mindful Sketching
Plan and deliver 6 mindful sketching sessions across the 2023 Spring and Summer terms. These sessions will last 2 hours each at Headstone Manor & Museum and will focus on exploring the Manor House and grounds, connecting with nature and representing this via sketching.

Fee: £960, to include preparation, delivery and the collection and provision of feedback. There is a small budget available for resources.

Memories of Harrow
Plan and deliver a 6-week course on memories of Harrow in the 2022 Autumn term. This course will consist of 6 sessions of 2 hours each and will be run in a community setting. The course will train people in oral history interviewing skills to collect memories of Harrow that will then become part of the archive at Headstone Manor & Museum. We would expect that the content be developed in partnership with local community members so that it is targeted to their specific areas of interest.

Fee: £1080, to include preparation, delivery, and the collection and provision of progression data and feedback. There is a small budget available for resources.

Mini Museum
Plan and deliver 12 monthly mini-museum sessions from September 2022 for children under the age of 5 and their carers. The sessions will last an hour each at Headstone Manor & Museum and will be designed to encourage participants to interact with their pre-school children in a heritage environment. We would expect some partnership working with local children’s hubs when designing the sessions and to raise awareness.

Fee: £1080, to include preparation, delivery and the collection and provision of feedback. We have a range of resources available to use for sessions, but there is also a small budget available for additional resources.

For an informal discussion on the above roles please contact Andrea Dumbrell, Learning and Engagement Officer andrea.dumbrell@harrow.gov.uk

To apply: please submit your CV and a brief covering letter to andrea.dumbrell@harrow.gov.uk by Thursday 30th June 2022.

Work Experience

This year we will be working with local schools to offer work experience opportunities to their students, so will not be accepting direct applications from individuals. However, we are planning to run  the Young Creators  scheme in the summer. Details of this will be available soon.


It was action by local volunteers that got the Great Barn opened as a museum in 1986, and it is the support of Volunteers that keep the site going today as Headstone Manor & Museum.

There are a range of ways in which volunteers can get involved, some roles are flexible and can be quite short, others are set to regular hours and can continue indefinitely. Volunteer roles include working as a steward in our Manor House, with our collections or education team or even as a gardener.

We regularly have projects and events for young people, please email education@headstonemanor.org for more details. We also welcome young volunteers, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh or as regular volunteers.

For more information, as well as role descriptions, email the museum on info@headstonemanor.org

Become a Friend

The Friends of Harrow Museum are interested in Harrow’s history and in the museum’s role in preserving and interpreting the local heritage. Our Friends help promote the Museum and our activities and organise fund-raising activities to support the future development of Headstone Manor.

Friends receive a newsletter three times a year with articles on local heritage and reports on developments at Harrow Museum. There are a range of social activities on offer to Friends including outings to other museums and places of interest.

New members are always welcome with an annual subscription of £10 per household. All contributions go to supporting Headstone Manor & Museum and enabling it to reach its full potential.

Membership makes a great gift! Download a Membership Form and a Standing Order and Gift Aid Mandates Form to join us.

Friends AGM – Monday 18 July

Our AGM (for members only) is on Monday 18 July 7pm the Granary. We are delighted to have as our speaker Andrea Dumbrell, Learning and Engagement Officer, who will be telling us about her two roles at Crawley Museum and Headstone Manor Museum