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The Arts Society Heritage Volunteers help to conserve our heritage by working with a variety of different museums, libraries, historic houses and gardens, large and small. Volunteers contribute in non-specialist but vital ways by caring for collections, recording documents, guiding and stewarding, helping to maintain accessibility for all. Appropriate training is given by professionals.

  • If you are interested in volunteering, below are details of some current projects in the East Anglia Area together with contact details.

Palace House Horse Racing Museum and Art Gallery in Newmarket and at their new exhibition: Royalty, Racing and Reputation - King George 1V.  Click here for more information.   

The 13th century Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds has opportunities to meet and greet, join costumed re-enactments, etc.  Click here for more information.   

Friends of the Abbey Gardens BSE have asked for volunteers to help in advance of this year's Millennium celebrations of the founding of the Abbey by King Canute. Contact email: abbeygardens.bse@btinternet.com 

6 Cambridge College libraries have members helping to clean and inspect rare books.  Contact:

The David Parr House in Cambridge are looking for volunteers to help with a wide range of tasks eg cataloguing, researching and training as house guides.  Click here for information 

Work continues at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, where members act as stewards and also help with book cleaning in the Library.  Contact: Gillian Savage of the Arts Society Kings Lynn, email: gilliansavage17@yahoo.co.uk 

Members are helping again this year at Holkham Hall with the conservation of an 18th century tapestry.  Contact: Gillian Savage of TAS Kings Lynn, email: gilliansavage17@yahoo.co.uk 

Wisbech Museum has members cataloguing the collections under the guidance of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.  Contact: https://www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk/join-and-support-us/volunteering#vacancies 

Textile conservation work and stewarding at All Saints Church in Cambridge (organised by the Churches Conservation Trust) is due to start shortly.  Contact: Chris Macpherson at TAS South Cambs, email: chris@macpherson.xyz 

Volunteers are acting as stewards at Euston Hall which includes the Mill, Church and Bygones Museum in the grounds.  Contact email: info@theartssociety-westsuffolk.org.uk 

A new project for the British Library with Norfolk Archives called Unlocking our Sound Heritage, has commenced with volunteers from Wensum society.  Contact email: memsec.theartssocwensum@gmail.com 

 

28 February 2020