Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh Hall


Kelmarsh Garden

Gardens: CLOSED

Kelmarsh Tea Room

Tea Rooms: CLOSED


Volunteer at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens owes much to the dedication and ongoing support of our volunteers, who are vital in helping us to open the Hall and Gardens for the enjoyment of visitors, to bring the stories of Kelmarsh Hall alive and secure Kelmarsh Hall for future generations. In return we hope to offer you a rewarding experience, through gaining new skills and meeting new and exciting people.

The new year has been an exciting time to join the Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens team as we opened our new "Tunnelling Through the Past", Heritage Lottery Funded project, which sees the below stairs servants rooms and laundry block open to the public for the first time!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens and would like to know more about our volunteer roles, please get in touch via email to or call directly on 01604 686543.

You can also download the full application form here, and return it to

All of our current volunteering opportunities are listed below.

Hall Steward Volunteer

Our Hall Steward Volunteer Role at Kelmarsh plays an important part in opening the Hall, Servant’s Quarters and Laundry area to visitors. You will be key in providing a warm and friendly welcome, distributing information about the history of Kelmarsh to visitors, and ensure they are having a fantastic day!

This role will include assisting the Kelmarsh team with setting up and closing down the hall at the beginning of the day as well as checking ticket and helping visitors find their way around.

Learning and Activities Volunteer

As a learning and activity volunteer you shall play an important role in helping Kelmarsh deliver an exciting programme of education events and activities for families, schools and lifelong learners throughout the year. You shall work with the Learning and Activity Officer and other volunteers to deliver creative and engaging events and activities.

Research and Archive Volunteer

Our Research and Archive volunteers play an important role in helping us to understand the information we have in our archive and collections. You will be able to help us inform the information displayed in the hall, research for community history projects, exhibitions or events and increase our knowledge about life at Kelmarsh Hall over time.

Care of Collections Volunteer

Our Care of Collection Volunteer role is important for preserving the Kelmarsh Hall collections. Through the recording of details for items, they can be maintained and used for the future generations. You will be able to get involved with projects which range from object handling to condition checking and see how a country house looks after its chattels.

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