The Arts Society Heritage Volunteers are teams of committed non-specialist volunteers who work under the guidance of curators and other professionals to help conserve our heritage.

The Arts Society Heritage Volunteers undertake projects for:

  • Museums
  • National Trust properties
  • Historic houses
  • Libraries and gardens

They give their time to care for collections, record documents and act as guides and stewards.

Current projects include:

  • On-site conservation of books, manuscripts, archives and maps
  • Cataloguing documents and archival listing
  • Conservation of arms and armour, medals and military silver
  • Preventative conservation of textiles, replica work and creation of period costumes
  • Guiding and stewarding in museums, historic houses and gardens


This is an opportunity for volunteers with embroidery or machine sewing skills to work on some of the Museum's costumes.

For further details contact Ann Foster