Heritage Volunteers & Church Trails

Heritage Volunteers

Conservation and preservation of our heritage are tremendous burdens on the limited resources of museums, National Trust properties, historic houses, libraries and gardens. Volunteers help them in non-specialist but vital ways by caring for collections, recording documents, guiding and stewarding. Heritage Volunteers help to keep them accessible for all.

The Falmouth Decorative and Fine Arts Society has been involved with projects such as costume conservation at the Helston Folk Museum, and documentation of the Jewish Cemetery in Falmouth. One of the longest running and still active project is at the Bartlett Library, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

In February 2016, two new groups of Heritage Volunteers started their projects.  One will focus on the churchyard of St Mawnan Church, the other will research the history of the importation of exotic plants through the ports of Falmouth and Penryn. To see a little bit more about these projects click here for Curchyard or Exotic Plants.

We are pleased to say that our teams have gained National Recognition for their work and in 2016, a Falmouth DFAS Volunteer Won a Prestigious National Award.

To see in more detail the work that has been and is currently being undertaken select from the main menu under Volunteers or click here for the Library or Helston.

Helston Folk MuseumThe National Maritime Museum


All groups work with enthusiasm and expertise and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the Museums.

If this sort of activity appeals to you then we are always keen to have more members involved in these and potentially other projects.

To find out more and how you can get involved then contact our volunteers organiser volunteers@fdfas.org.uk.

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to volunteers@fdfas.org.uk



Church Trails

A recent activity for the Falmouth Decorative and Fine Arts Society, our first project was at King Charles The Martyr in Falmouth, click here for some information on the Trail. If anyone would like to create a trail for their Church please contact the volunteers organiser.