heritage volunteers

Heritage Volunteers in Wessex Area are members of The Arts Society who give their time to help record, conserve and protect our nation’s heritage.

They have commitment, discipline, work as a team and find their projects stimulating, rewarding and fun.

Professional conservators provide training as required before the volunteers start their work to support a variety of host organisations eg museums, archives and historic houses.

Current Projects:

Arundells, Salisbury
Sarum volunteers are guides and stewards in this historic house.

Chippenham Museum
North Wiltshire are auditing the costume and textile collection.

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
Heritage Volunteers from Dorset County have a long-term project in the museum library, as well as a more recent one to make protective covers for the collection of Samplers.

Salisbury Museum
Volunteers from Salisbury and Sarum societies are now working on a major project with the extensive costume collection at Salisbury Museum.

Shaftesbury Estate Book Conservation Project
Three groups of volunteers from Blackmore Vale, Sarum, Wimborne & Blandford, Wimborne Evening and Wylye Valley are now in their third year working in the library at St Giles House.

St Mary’s Church, Lydiard Tregoze
Kennet & Swindon provide stewards to enable this wonderful church to be open for visitors and Kington Langley have recently started an altar frontal project for the church.

The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum
A small dedicated team have been cleaning and recording the medal collection here for several years and have also found time to complete other projects in the museum during that time.

The Merchant’s House, Marlborough
Kennet and Pewsey Vale provide volunteers for a variety of roles including guiding.

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Kington Langley have a long-running project cataloguing various collections.

If you are interested in Heritage Volunteering - please contact your local society
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