Voices from the Voluntary Sector

From Friday 11 March 2022 to Saturday 9 April, Lowewood Museum and the CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts invite you to come along and see the Voices from the Voluntary Sector exhibition. Come and see the untold stories from ordinary people serving the Broxbourne community in many different ways over the last 50 years!

An exhibition by the CVS celebrating Broxbourne's community and voluntary sector
An exhibition by the CVS celebrating Broxbourne’s community and voluntary sector

There are many stories to be told in Broxbourne around the history of the community and charity sector. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the aim of this project is to research this history and produce an exhibition to celebrate the lives and contributions made to the community by ordinary people. This aspect of local history has never been researched and documented, and we consider it timely to do this now, as many of the older residents who have had a major impact in the community are getting older. We wish to record this aspect of the social history of the area, to share our findings with current residents and ensure this is recorded for future generations.

Learn more from this short trailer film.

Lowewood Museum is open from 10am to 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Job Vacancies at Lowewood Museum

Lowewood Museum are seeking to appoint two energetic and experienced project officers with a track record of success to lead up and deliver the Your Heritage, Your Museum project over the next three years. This programme is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

The Your Heritage, Your Museum project focuses on local heritage across the Borough of Broxbourne, positioning Lowewood Museum as a community, cultural and heritage hub through a three- year programme of outreach activity that aims to engage the diverse range of communities from Waltham Cross in the south to Hoddesdon at the northern end of the Borough discovering and celebrating their local heritage. It will be taken forward through development of a series of locally generated exhibitions and pop- up events, virtual trails, way marking for example, from which we aim to recruit a team of ‘Community Curators’ to redefine the Museum galleries to tell local stories, past and present as a dynamic offering, replacing the dated static displays, with greater relevancy to today.

We are looking to recruit two positions:

Museum Project Manager. Full-time (37.5hours per week). £30k per annum.

This is a full- time post and is being offered on a fixed term contract for three years, funded by NLHF, and local partners through the Your Heritage, Your Museum project. The Museum Project Manager will be responsible for managing the project, reporting to the Client Project Group, ensuring the key outcomes agreed with NLHF are successfully delivered.  The Museum Project Manager will be based at Lowewood Museum.

Community Engagement Officer. Part-time (22.5 hours per week). £15k per annum.

This is a part time post and is being offered on a fixed term contract for three years, funded by NLHF, and local partners through the Your Heritage – Your Museum project. Working closely with the Museum Project Manager the post-holder will have a pivotal role in implementing and delivering community outreach activity across the Borough that enables people to explore and celebrate their heritage. The post will be based at Lowewood Museum but will be required to travel throughout the Borough of Broxbourne to work with diverse communities.

Please see links below for

Museum Project Manager – Advert:

Museum Project Manager – Recruitment Pack:

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Community Engagement Officer – Advert:

Community Engagement Officer – Recruitment Pack:

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The Lowewood Museum Trust CIO collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants as part of our recruitment process. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. Please see below for our privacy notice.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 November 2021 addressed to David Dent, Chair of the Lowewood Museum Trust:   office@lowewoodmuseum.org.uk

Interviews will be held at Lowewood Museum in the week commencing 22 November 2021

We look forward to receiving your application.

Would you like to help shape the future work of Lowewood Museum?


As part of the ground-breaking ‘No Borders’ museum resilience project, Lowewood Museum is looking for local residents to take part in two museum focus groups this summer. The aim of these groups is to involve the community in ensuring the work of the museum is accessible and relevant to all, and to help us engage with audiences who are currently under-represented at the museum.

The No Borders project

‘No Borders’ is a partnership project between Lowewood Museum and two Essex museums – Epping Forest District Museum and Chelmsford Museum. Supported by funding from Arts Council England, this project aims to support the three museums to develop sustainable, inspiring services for the future. Attracting new and more diverse audiences and increasing accessibility for all is an important part of this work. Improvements will be made to various visitor services including a redesign of the gift shop, the introduction of a pop-up café and better accessibility for disabled visitors. It is also planned for the museums to establish new, charitable Development Foundations to undertake fundraising in support of the work of the museums.

The Focus Groups


Access focus group: This focus group will look at issues surrounding access to the museum’s services, including physical, sensory and intellectual access. Please get in touch if you are a resident of Broxbourne living with health or impairment related issues or represent or work with residents with additional access needs and would like to help us improve access for all.

BAME focus group: The second focus group is looking to bring together Broxbourne residents who define themselves as being of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic in background. This focus group will help the museum ensure its future exhibition and events programming and its collection of objects reflects the diversity of local residents.

Both focus groups will take place at Lowewood Museum and will each last two hours. Each focus group will be limited to 10 people. Before the meeting, participants will be sent the current museum events programme and pre-visit information to review. This should not take more than 30 minutes. All participants will receive a £15 ‘Love2Shop’ voucher, which can be spent in thousands of high street stores, to thank them for their time.

To find out more or to register your interest in taking part in the focus groups please contact the museum by email on museum.leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01992 445596.

Please let us know whether you would like to attend the Access focus group, the BAME focus group or both, your preferred contact method and usual availability.