Become a Member

The Heritage Centre is totally independent and run by its members, you could be one of them. There is however a common misconception that members are volunteer and ‘muck in’. The volunteers here are amazing but there is no pressure on members to give up their time and volunteer.

Just by being a member you too can play a vital role in keeping the Heritage Centre open as membership fees contribute towards its running costs.

Consider the following:

Membership is currently only £20 a year
Being a member does not commit you to doing ANY volunteer work
As a member your membership fee helps towards running costs
You can visit free of charge
You can attend the monthly meetings
You will receive monthly emails keeping you up to date with projects and events.
You can attend social events

Be a Volunteer

HistoryIt may well be that as a member you want to volunteer and your help would be most welcome. The volunteers at the Heritage Centre are exceptional in their wide range of skills, abilities and dedication.

In 2014 the Heritage Centre received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. It was a great honour as it is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is the equivalent of an MBE.

Over the last 10 years the Heritage Centre has expanded considerably and as an accredited museum it has to meet the same exacting standards as any other museum. The volunteers pride themselves in meeting those high standards and yet making it a friendly and welcoming place.

One only has to read the many TripAdvisor reviews to see how friendly and helpful the volunteers are when welcoming visitors and throughout their visit. Like any successful organisation we need a wide range of skills, each one making an important contribution.

This is not a ‘one way street’ because as a volunteer you also benefit from making new friends, from the camaraderie and just knowing you are part of a team.