It’s our volunteers that make the Devon Rural Archive so special.
As a volunteer you get frequent access to a wealth of fascinating historical material and to the expertise of our knowledgeable curator. You get to be part of a lovely team of people, with lively discussions and the sharing of interesting finds, knowledge and expertise on a range of topics, gain new skills and help preserve and maintain part of Devon’s heritage. Our volunteers also get the opportunity to join house and garden tours of the Shilstone estate and attend events run by the Archive.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team so if this takes your fancy then please get in touch. 

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Where we are

Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

Call us: 01548 830832

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