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Museum staff and volunteers

The BDA Museum is run by one staff member and a small group of volunteers.


Rachel Bairsto is Head of Museum Services and looks after the overall development of the Museum, fundraising, interpretation and enquiries about using the collections.


Contact Rachel on 020 7535 5832 or email​



volunteers science museum visitThe BDA Museum has a small but dedicated team of volunteers who make an invaluable contribution towards the preservation and interpretation of the collections.


Some of the tasks the volunteers take part in are cataloguing, photographing and re-housing objects, scanning old photographs, answering enquiries, research and writing articles and assisting with group visits to the museum.


The museum welcomes new volunteers. Please note the museum is unable to take shorter term work experience type placements.


Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering at the museum please contact the Head of Museum Services on 020 7535 5832 or email