Heritage Now is a six-week placement programme with the Wicksteed Park Community and Heritage Team. The placement is a flexible programme that can be tailored to your interests and skills taking place one day a week over six weeks.
During the placement you will have the opportunity to learn about heritage archives and gain practical experience in a heritage setting from cataloguing and digitising archive materials to setting up and promoting exhibitions. You can also use our archives to research a topic/theme of your choice and create a project relating to Wicksteed Park with the help of our team.
Wicksteed Charitable Trust
The Wicksteed Charitable Trust receives no regular external funding to help maintain the park as a truly unique, freely accessible public space. You can help to preserve the park for future generations by making donations. All money raised is used to help maintain the park and its grounds.
Wicksteed Park is celebrating its centenary this year having officially opened in May 1921.
On recommendation of the Northamptonshire fire department and following having to extinguish numerous fires at the park over the week due to discarded coals, Wicksteed Park have had to make the difficult decision to ban all BBQs on site effective immediately.
A recent project Wicksteed’s volunteers have taken on is the return of roses to our iconic rose garden which will see a new flower bed with roses and companion plants added to the already vibrant garden.