As the project moves on we would like to continue working alongside local people, schools, colleges and community groups to ensure that the Hylton Castle Project reflects the needs of people locally. To do this we need your ideas, memories and feedback, as well as support from volunteers across all aspects of the project.  

Volunteering can take many forms, from practical support on site, to research, helping with events, playing a role in the management of the project, or assisting with marketing, and much more.  You may already have skills to offer the project, or you might want to develop your skills through volunteering, and it's a great way to meet new people, get engaged and active, and to give something back your community and your heritage. 

If you or your school, group or organisation would like to volunteer, contact us directly via email, phone or social media. 

We would also love to hear your stories and memories of the castle and dene, and to see any photographs or drawings of the site that you have. 


Research Group

Do you have an interest in finding out more about the past, in particular Hylton Castle, its people and its surrounding land?  Join our research team, develop new skills, meet new people and make friends whilst at the same time exploring the fabulous history of this fascinating building. 


No previous knowledge or experience needed as we will be offering free training, just an interest in our past and the willingness to research an area of our castle’s heritage which is of interest to you.

The work of the Volunteer Research Group will feed in to the stories told at the castle through exhibitions, digital interpretation, learning activities and events. 


We have started!

If you would like to join in the team then we would love to have you just contact liz.shaw@sunderland.gov.uk


Volunteer Documents


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