Volunteering at Lamb House

Volunteer chatting with visitors

Whether it was local politicians, wine merchants or prominent authors in residence, Lamb House has held a special place in the heart of Rye for many years.

Following a period of restoration, new areas of Lamb House will be open to the public for the first time in 50 years.  Keeping these special places for ever, for everyone relies on a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who have and will continue to bring Lamb House alive for visitors.  We spoke to Jane, a former teacher and Lamb House Volunteer about what she enjoys about giving her time to the property. 

" It all began with a growing love of Rye.  I stumbled upon Lamb House, hidden away on an unassuming cobbled corner, whilst exploring this delightful town. The atmosphere inside is that of a real home, warm and inviting. The combination of this together with the colourful history of the building itself and the inspiration discovered here cast a spell and has kept me volunteering. I fell in love with the house, the beautiful, unexpected gem of a garden, have enjoyed learning more with each season plus finding encouragement to read more of the books by Henry James and E.F. Benson. It feels a privilege to share time here with the many visitors."
- Jane, Lamb House volunteer

We are currently looking for more volunteers with great people skills to join our friendly team. There are many reasons to volunteer for the National Trust, from making new friends, gaining new skills or building your CV, as well as working with us to preserve these iconic places for the future. If you would like to know more, get in touch with us by emailing Sissinghurst@nationaltrust.org.uk