Regular Help

Rural Life Preservation Project

We’re building a team of volunteers to help preserve the fabulous Rural Life Collection housed at the Discovery Centre in Northleach.

At the heart of the collection is a group of 23 farm wagons and carts, one of the largest publicly owned regional collections anywhere in the country. Of particular importance are the examples of Cotswold and Gloucestershire styles of traditional farm wagons. Made in village workshops, these reflect the topography and farming traditions of their area and are truly distinctive, including a fascinating mix of bow and box type wagons.

Come and help us preserve this vitally important collection.

What's involved?

Training will be delivered via a number of training sessions to begin with, which must be attended. Following this a rota will be developed according to volunteer’s availability.

The project will suit people who are enthusiastic and reliable.

No prior experience necessary although a good level physical fitness and a willingness to get stuck in will be important.

The project would be ideal for:

People with an interest in local history or rural industry
People looking for experience in museum collections or conservation
People looking for something different

 

Location: Discovery Centre (Old Prison) Northleach

Time Commitment: 1 day a week minimum.

Why get involved?

What’s in it for you?

  • Becoming part of a friendly team
  • Take part in a preservation project of great importance
  • Develop or learn new skills

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign in to your Corinium Volunteer Makers account or sign up to Corinium Volunteer Makers

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: We will contact you to discuss the project

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Local History
  • Museum Collections