Room Guiding at Greyfriars House and Garden

Volunteer telling visitor stories about Greyfriars

Volunteering at Greyfriars' House and Garden means there's never a dull moment. One of our Room Guides tells us about his role.

Why did you get involved?

I've always had a passion for history and enjoy chatting to our visitors as they go around the house.
 
 

What do you get up to?

The history is a complex one but I found that I learnt the basics very quickly and there's always someone more experienced on hand to help out.
 
I volunteer once a week, normally stationed in one of the rooms to provide information about the quirky collection. Each item has its own history, so there's a lot to remember.
 
 

Do you get involved in other areas?

Not only do I get to work as a room guide, but I am interested in geocaching and have provided the advice to set this up at Greyfriars House and Garden.