Williamson Tunnels


Become a Volunteer

Are you interested in Liverpool‘s History?
Would you like to be involved in a well established Heritage Centre?
Do you have time to spare?

If yes, the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is seeking volunteers to assist in interpreting a labyrinth of tunnels built by the philanthropist Joseph Williamson in the 1820’s and 1830’s. Some of the tunnels are at least 30 feet in depth!

Could you contribute any of these activities?

  • Tour Guiding
  • Front of house duties e.g. ticket sales/shop/school liaison etc.
  • Foreign language translation of literature/tours
  • Historical research

If you are interested then please contact the centre at volunteers@williamsontunnels.co.uk

Alternatively, you can download and print an application form.

Volunteer Application.pdf (this requres Adobe Acrobat Reader available here)

Become a Member

If you are interested in Liverpool’s history and would like to play your part
in preserving a unique piece of the city’s heritage then why not consider
joining the Friends of the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre?

The Friends of the Heritage Centre (FOHC) is the support group which assists the Joseph Williamson Society in operating, maintaining and developing the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, the only permanent memorial to the life and philanthropic works of 19th Century tobacco merchant,Joseph Williamson

For just £10 a year members will:

– receive a membership card

– receive a regular newsletter which will carry updates on the latest research, progress reports on excavation at the Heritage Centre, general news about the Centre and advance information about forthcoming events.

– be entitled to visit the Heritage Centre anytime during normal opening hours to view the work of the JWS.

– have the satisfaction of knowing that they are actively supporting the JWS in maintaining and developing the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre.

You can download and print a membership form here.

Membership Form.pdf (this requres Adobe Acrobat Reader available here)