Tools and Trades History Society
The Tools and Trades History Society (TATHS) owns and displays its own substantial collection of tools at Amberley.
The collection covers many trades, including the wheelwright, shipwright, leatherworker, plumber, engineer, surveyor, carpenter, cabinetmaker and silversmith as well as tools associated with agriculture and horticulture. There is an unusual collection of hand or (foot-powered) treadle operated machinery, including several lathes, grinders, a circular saw, a jig saw and a planing machine.
Volunteers open the TATHS buildings on Wednesdays and Fridays and sometimes on other days of the week, but there is plenty of room for new members to join in. You could:
• welcome visitors and talk to them about the tools on show
• restore donated tools to display condition in the group's dedicated workshop
• identify tools brought in by visitors
• research tools using the collection and the group's extensive library of books and catalogues.
If you want to make sure that the buildings will be open on the day you plan to visit, phone the museum staff on 01798 831 370 to check, or email email@example.com