Collections

Collections

The Welsh Spitfire Museum comprises collections focused on World Wars one and two. The collections have mainly been donated by members of the public and include a wide range of items including uniforms, Medals, and military memorabilia, as well as documents, ephemera, and photographs. The collection also includes aircraft parts from JG668 which is a MKVIII Spitfire which was built in 1944, sent to Australia where it wasn’t used in anger and returned to the UK in 2004: she is now registered with the Civil Aviation Authority as G-CFGA and will be restored to flying condition.

Donating objects to us

We are incredibly grateful to those who wish to donate items to be held in our collections.

Please note that we don’t usually accept items on long-term loan, and we can’t accept items with specific conditions attached. We also cannot guarantee that every item donated to us will feature in our permanent displays. There may be other reasons why we cannot accept an item, but in those circumstances we will do our best to suggest other possible recipients for your donation.

If you would like to donate, please give as much information about the object as you can including a detailed description relating to the object and any of the people who owned or used it, and a photograph.

To arrange an appointment concerning donating an object, please contact us by email: info@welshspitfire.org

Because of the voluntary nature of our collections team, we may not be able to reply immediately. We will respond as soon as possible.

Interested in working with us?

We have vacancies for volunteers to work in our shop and museum, assisting in the general day to management of the store. 

Ideally the task would suit people who are eager to learn and looking for work experience to bolster their CV, or perhaps someone with a little free time on their hands and looking to get involved in something a little different. 

No minimum requirement asked, though we do ask for a bit of routine around working pattern where possible.

For more information please contact Ray Burgess on:

01437 762 512 or 07761 053 713

or please e-mail rburgess@welshspitfire.org

Vacancies

Title: Administrator

Location: Welsh Spitfire Museum

Responsible to:  Managing Director/Principal Trustee

Overall Purpose To provide support and assistance to members of the public,  Aviation heritage Foundation (AHF) volunteers, and other organisations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities  Answering the phone and addressing the needs of the public.  Dealing with enquiries that come in via e-mail and mail.  Assisting the head office team with any administration duties seen as appropriate.  Writing letters to thank supporters for their donations using our database. Maintaining the supporters database. Monitoring website purchases.

What skills and attributes are required Excellent telephone manner and people skills.  Computer literate and comfortable with the main Microsoft Office tools, database, and e-mails.  Outgoing, friendly and proactive character  working as a group member and/or alone.  Good communication skills.  To use one’s own initiative but ready to ask for help when needed.

Volunteering Hours  The position requires someone to be in the office every day of the week but there is the opportunity for this to be a shared position; working a few mornings and afternoons a week. Timing is flexible but ideally, we need the volunteer(s) to be in the office from 10am to 4pm. Comprehensive training will be provided. For more information please contact Ray Burgess on:

01437 762 512 or 07761 053 713

or please e-mail   rburgess@welshspitfire.org

We are looking for a librarian to help with the cataloguing of our growing library, with over 15,000 books, dvds and magazines and other items relating to (in the main) 20C military and aviation history. 

Ideally the task would suit someone with library experience, though you will form one half of a partnership with an existing volunteer and there is an opportunity for training to be given. For more information, please contact Ray Burgess on:

          01437 762 512 or 07761 053 713

or please e-mail   rburgess@welshspitfire.org

We are looking for retail assistants to help run the shop at the Welsh Spitfire Museum.

For more information, please contact Ray Burgess on:

          01437 762 512 or 07761 053 713

or please e-mail   rburgess@welshspitfire.org

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