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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​


Honorary Curator


Eminent clinician and dental historian Dr Margaret Wilson is the Honorary Curator of the museum. 


She is also editor of Dental Historian, the journal of the Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry.  


The role of Honorary Curator involves acting as an advocate of the museum, promoting its relevance and its services to the dental profession and general public, as well as conserving and displaying the heritage of the profession.



volunteers science museum visit



The 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