Rocket Vault Steward
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SummaryHelp tell the story of rocket science in Waltham Abbey by stewarding this exhibition. Training & information provided to potential volunteers with an interest.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a 170 acre site protected for its’ industrial heritage and natural history. Almost the whole site is classed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
We open to the public to share the exhibitions and offer tours and activities. We run a schools programme that fits with the history of the site and the National Curriculum. We offer hire space and interesting environments for filming.
The charity’s aims are to protect, preserve and enhance the special aspects of the site and to share the story of the industrial and social history, the science and the nature
The Rocket Vault exhibition contains rocket motors and missiles relating to the post war research activities of the site in the areas of rocket propellants and materials. They relate to both military and civilian use in upper atmosphere and space research.
The Rocket Vault is open on public days during our open season and is opened for interested groups.
We need volunteers to welcome and assist visitors as they approach the exhibition and then to help the visitors get the most from their visit by giving interesting and relevant information to make the exhibits come alive!
While each exhibit is described in an A4 display panel and a DVD shows them in action, many visitors appreciate a personal guided tour.
The members of the Friends Association who set up and care for the exhibition can provide the appropriate information and training for new stewards.