More than 3,500 people are involved in hundreds of projects nationwide. They help conserve our heritage for future generations by stewarding, cataloguing, conserving books, textiles, armour and weaponry in historic houses, libraries and museums.

Heritage Volunteering in the West Mercia Area

  • Blockley - Conservation of 19th century dresses and books at Chastleton House and Court Barn Museum, conservation of tapestries at Sudeley Castle, altar frontal at Blockley Church, restoration of textiles at Broughton Castle, cleaning of historical drawings at Hart Silversmith's, Chipping Campden and stewarding at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden and the Gordon Russell Museum in Broadway
  • Bristol - Details of the Society's Heritage volunteer activities can be found on their website. Click here for the link.
  • Cheltenham - front of house duties at Holst Birth Place Museum, restoration of an altar frontal in a Cotswold church, working with the National Trust at Chedworth Roman Villas and research for the Garden History Project.
  • Cirencester - stewarding at Corinium Museum and Kelmscott Manor, covers for historic clothes and uniforms at Corinium Museum and textiles conservation in a local church.
  • Corinium - volunteers at Kelmscott Manor and the New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.
  • Evesham - Conservation of altar frontal and creation of veil and burse for the communion chalice at Stanton Church and volunteer at the Court Barn Museum, Chiping Campden.
  • Malvern Hills - The volunteers are working on replica chair covers at Hartlebury Castle.
  • They are repairing copes belonging to Gloucester Cathedral.
  • At Hellens they are embarking on a project to create an embroidered banner depicting the history of the house.
  • Conservation of the pattern books at the Worcester Porcelain Museum continues.
  • Guiding is carried out at Little Malvern Court twice a week between April and July.
  • Monmouthshire - Conservation of books at The Mather Jackson Library in the Sessions House, Usk and restoration of antique costumes at Burton Court.

  • Ross-on-Wye - Making crewel work curtains for the music room at Hellens, Much Marcle, making bed-hangings for the Old Black and White House, Hereford, compiling the online gallery for the Brian Hatton collection of paintings and drawings at Hereford Museum and Resource Centre and research for the Herefordshire Gardens and Parks Project.
  • Teme Valley - Garden project at Abberley Hall and costume making at Berrington Hall.
  • West Gloucestershire - compiling a photographic catalogue of the collection at the Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester, revising the history of Wallsworth Hall and photographing the collection at Berkeley Castle.
  • Worcester - Conserving Royal Worcester pattern books at Dyson Perrins Museum.
  • Repair and restoration of church textiles, making new offertory bags and embroidering a new lecturn fall at Worcester Cathedral.
  • The latest projects have been replicating sun-damaged chaircovers for chairs in the saloon at Hartlebury Castle, originally worked by Lady Julia Carew in the early 20th Century.