MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  From May 15 – Sept. 15, the museum is closed on Sundays.  Face coverings are optional when visiting the museum.
RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED:  Reservations are no longer required to visit the Wenham Museum.  However, if you wish to reserve in advance, you may by clicking here.


VOLUNTEERS: Helping Us Better Serve The Community

THANK YOU to All Our Volunteers!

The Wenham Museum would not be able to serve our community without the dedicated commitment of our volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

There are several upcoming opportunities for high school students to volunteer through December 31, 2021.  Middle school students, if volunteering with an older sibling, are also welcome.  Please see below for descriptions.  To sign up, please click here:

Student Volunteer Sign-Up

If you need the museum to approve your volunteer hours, please send the appropriate form or website link to the Executive Director, Kristin Noon by e-mail at kristin.noon[at]  Thank you!
Last updated:  November 22, 2021

LEGO Train, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 16 & 17, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

  • Total volunteers needed over two days:  16 (two volunteers for each two-hour window).
  • Masks are required for everyone in the Wenham Museum, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Lunch is provided to volunteers.

We are seeking students to help manage timed ticket entry for those visitors coming to see the LEGO Train!  Visitors purchase a ticket for a designated time (1o a.m., 10:30 a.m., etc.).  Visitors will be given a sticker with their visitation time.  We are asking for volunteers to help show visitors where the line to see the train will be, and to open the doors/let visitors into the exhibit space for their ticket time.  We ask students to commit to a 2 hour (or more!) time block for volunteering.  Volunteering is always more fun with a friend, so do not hesitate to encourage someone to sign up with you.

Sleigh Bell Holiday Fair, Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Total volunteers needed:  6 (two volunteers for each 2-hour window).
  • Masks are required for everyone in the Wenham Museum, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Lunch is provided to volunteers.

The  museum’s popular Sleigh Bell Holiday Fair is an annual tradition!  During the event, a drop-in crafting or art-making activity will be available for children.  We are seeking volunteers to oversee this crafting activity and to help young children with the craft as needed.  Parents and caregivers will be staying with their children during the activity.

Kids’ Countdown to NYE, Friday, December 31, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Total volunteers needed:  8 (three volunteers for each craft activity + 2 more for helping visitors find their way around the building).
  • Masks are required for everyone in the Wenham Museum, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Lunch is provided to volunteers.

This popular program is back this year!  Families are invited to the museum for puppet shows, music and movement, face painting, balloon animals, and New Year’s-themed crafts.  We are seeing students to help manage the crafting activities and to help direct visitors around the building.  The program runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., but we ask volunteers to arrive and bit early for some orientation and to stay a bit later to help with clean-up.  Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities for Adults


Play a critical role in Museum operations! As the first point of contact with the public, it will be your helpful nature and cheery disposition which determine our visitors’ first impressions. Greet Museum visitors, collect admission fees, provide membership information, answer questions and provide clerical support to the Visitor Services staff.


Support the Museum’s retail enterprise by making sales, answering questions and restocking inventory.


History lovers can share their passion with visitors as they lead tours through the historic Patton Family Archives, which are located in the Patton Homestead at 650 Asbury Street in Hamilton, Massachusetts.  Training is provided for this enjoyable and interactive position.


Help to educate more than 4,000 school children who visit the Museum annually. Act as a program aide, helping with projects and supervising students, or exercise your skills as a teacher/program leader. Training in Colonial skills provided.


For questions or more information, contact Kristin Noon, Executive Director, via e-mail or phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 102