Access to equipment
If you’re a registered project volunteer you are welcome to borrow equipment to make recordings.
Bookings and reservations
Reserve the equipment you need on the bookings calendar.
If you haven’t used this document before you’ll need to request edit access via your Google Account.
Once you have edit access, add your name against the equipment for the days that you want it, booking in advance when you can.
Please keep your booking as short as possible so all volunteers have the greatest chance to use the equipment.
If the equipment is already taken or reserved, you can contact the person who has it to see whether they can pass it to you.
If they agree, just update the calendar with your name instead of theirs.
Collecting and returning
Everything is stored at:
St Peter’s Road
It can be collected from and returned there between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
The museum is currently closed to the public so use the door at the rear of the old police station building. There’s a buzzer.
Staff at the museum have a list of who can borrow equipment and will ask you to prove your identity. Please take ID with you, ideally a form of photo ID. Museum staff will record your name and the dates on which you take and then return the equipment.
The museum office is due to relocate during building works on the St Peter’s Road site. We will update their address on this page at that time.
Checking it’s all there
Once you have the equipment please check it’s all there, is undamaged and is in working order.
Remember to check the settings and change and charge the batteries as necessary.
Before you return everything, check that it is all there, undamaged and working properly.
If anything is broken, missing or damaged, you can report it here.