Get involved in our story at Lanhydrock

Visitors talking to a volunteer in the house

Join in and become part of our history. You could share your experiences of your visit with us and others; give us your suggestions for creating a memorable day; tell us your memories of Lanhydrock-gone-by; help with our geneological research; show us your photos or even join our volunteer team.

Room guides

Meet like-minded people and explore Lanhydrock's past by sharing our stories with visitors. A real chance to get behind the scenes in an English country house. If you'd like, you can even carry out this role in Victorian costume to really bring the past into the present.

Costumed cameo characters

You’ll really step back in time in this role, playing the part of someone who worked at Lanhydrock in the late Victorian period. You'll carry out their daily routine of tasks around the house, involve visitors with what you're doing and share stories about the people who lived and worked here over a century ago.

You could help people get hands on with history
A costumed volunteer helps a child make an orange pomander
You could help people get hands on with history

Garden tour guides

Give informal tours of the gardens, or chat to people about our stunning displays. While you're here, pick up the latest tips and news from the garden team to pass on to visitors, who love hearing about Lanhydrock's fabulous historic gardens.


Reception team

A great welcome is such an important part of any day out, and you'll be providing this as you greet our visitors and orientate them for their day here at Lanhydrock.
You will provide a warm welcome to all our visitors at Reception through high levels of customer service. You will see members through reception roadside, scanning their cards and giving information about the property. You will also be responsible for ensuring vehicles arriving at reception are authorised to have access and if not to redirect them as required. You will be part of a friendly team. The role will suit those who enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and helping them to enjoy their visit.

Members side volunteer

You will be part of a friendly team welcoming visitors to Lanhydrock. This role is to welcome National Trust members to the property, check the validity of their cards and issue stickers for entry. You will orientate visitors, offer a free welcome map and sell any guides as required. You will be meeting people from all walks of life providing them with a warm welcome through high levels of customer service.

Nursery team

Lanhydrock's nursery provides plants for the Trust's shops and gardens across the south-west. If you're green-fingered, then helping us propagate and care for our young plants could be just the role for you.


Are you related?

Hundreds of people have lived and worked at Lanhydrock over the centuries it has been standing. We've done lots of research to find out more about the many people who worked here, especially in the late-Victorian period, but there are several characters we'd love to know more about.

If you've got an ancestor who worked here or have a Pethick, Temlett, Richards, Hearne, Odgers, Bartlett, Lee, or Candy in your family tree, maybe you could help us fit some pieces into our geneological jigsaw puzzle.

Get in touch

If you're interested in any of the roles you've seen here and would like to join our friendly team of volunteers, then please contact our Volunteering Officer, Laurence Harvey by email or call him on 01208 265965. 
You'll find a full list of the opportunities available right now at Lanhydrock here.

What did you think?

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