Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB Telephone: 01565 750151 | Fax: 01565 653230 | Enquiries & Bookings

Volunteering at Tabley

Do you have an interest in:

Meeting people in a leisure situation?
Caring for fine furniture?
Delving into historic books?
Working in a splendid 'period' house?
Socialising with similarly-minded people?
Expanding your knowledge of heritage matters?
Working in a friendly atmosphere?

Thirty or more Volunteers routinely act as stewards within the house, undertake projects in connection with the Collection held at Tabley and many have found new horizons.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to;

  • help show the Collection to the public
  • work with our curatorial team on cleaning, conservation and cataloguing the Collection


Room Stewarding - Thurs to Sun and Bank Holiday Mons, 2 to 5pm, April to October. You will be working 3 hr shifts but how many you do in a week/month is entirely up to you.

Conservation - Primarily Thurs & Fri 10.30 am to 3.00 pm and Sat 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, November to March - join us for as many hours as you can during these times. Other times can be accomodated by prior arrangement.

Training and Induction

You will be given specific skills training and an induction to the Collection, working alongside experienced volunteers until you feel confident to go it alone. Don't worry we won't expect you to know everything from day one, even our seasoned volunteers are still learning about the objects and art work.

Other Requirements and Information

You will need to be 18 years or over. The House is accessible for those with mobility problems and we operate an Equal Opportunities Policy.

The Next Step

If we can tempt you to embark on a new experience and step into a new adventure, please phone the Administrator on 01565-750151or call in one day when the House is open. You will be most welcome. It may help you to realise a hidden interest within yourself. There's a simple application procedure which includes an application form, informal discussion and two character references.

The Collection is managed on behalf of The University of Manchester
by The Tabley House Collection Trust.
Registered charity number 1047299.
The University of Manchester
Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB Telephone: 01565 750151 | Fax: 01565 653230 | Enquiries & Bookings