Work Experience Placements

Curious about a career in the heritage sector? Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life provides work experience placements for secondary school, sixth form/college and university students to gain practical, hands-on experience working in a museum.

We can host two work placements per week with opportunities to experience several areas of museum work, including:

  • Front of house/Visitor Experience

  • Curatorial

  • Learning

  • Conservation

  • Marketing

Secondary and Sixth Form/College students:

Typical placements follow a Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm structure, unless stated otherwise.

Please note that work placements are only offered to Secondary and Sixth Form/College students studying GCSE/A-level History.

Interested? Send an email to with the following information:

  • Full name:

  • Date of birth:

  • Pronouns:

  • Address:

  • School:

  • Year group:

  • Contact number:

  • Email address:

  • Preferred placement start date:

  • Preferred placement end date:

  • Supporting statement (300 words)

  • Explain why you have chosen this placement and what you hope to gain from it and include your hobbies/interests and career aspirations.

All applicants will be notified if we are able to host you on the dates you have requested. Successful applicants will be provided with further details about the placement and asked to come into the Museum for an informal chat.

If you have any questions, please email


University students:

Seeking a placement as part of a university course?

Please contact to discuss how we may be able to support your placement requirements. University placements will be required to have an informal chat beforehand (either online or in-person).

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