Want to learn more about the Rowntree Society?

Follow us on Twitter @rowntreesoc or Facebook for our latest updates.

Want to support the Rowntree Society?

We are a small independent charity, with limited resources, and we welcome your support of all kinds, whether financially or by volunteering with your time or expertise.

Want to make a donation?

To make a financial donation (to one of our projects to help with our core costs),  it is easy to pay online (with or without Giftaid) via, click here for the link.

Or please get in touch with the Society about other ways of giving,

Want to donate materials?

We don’t have our own Rowntree archive, so we can’t easily accept donations of materials. If you are looking for a home for any item or photograph, we are happy to put you in touch with the relevant people and institutions who may be able to help you.

Over the past few years we have successfully negotiated the transfer of some major collections of Rowntree materials into public collections, as well as the conservation of scarce items of public interest or value, so they may be known to future generations of Rowntree enthusiasts.

Want to volunteer?

Our recent volunteers have helped research and write materials for publication; assisted at events; done oral history interviews, office work, database development, photography, etc.

We have a summer placement for a school leaver to get some office experience.

We offer regular unpaid internships for university students at the University of York and the University of York St John’s through existing B.A. and M.A. programmes.

We have a community of local volunteers offering lots of opportunities and we can usually find a way of fitting your skills and interests to our needs.

Want to add to our Rowntree Memories collection?

We are continuing to build a memories bank, following our Heritage Lottery funded project ‘York Remembers Rowntree’ 2014-15. If you would like to send us your memory you can do so at and it will be added to our collection.

Want to know more about the images on this site?

Most of the images on this site are low-resolution thumbnails, for illustrative purposes only, and a lot are taken from open-access sites on the Internet. In most cases we are unlikely to be able to provide further information about their provenance and we do not have access to high-resolution images for the purposes of reproduction in publications etc.

Want more information?

If you don’t find the right answer on this site please get in touch at the above address and we will do our best to answer your question or put you in touch with others who may be able to help you further. Contact

Want to arrange a Rowntree walk or talk for yourself or your group?

We can arrange specialist walks and talks subject to requirements; to find out more, contact

Want to make a comment about a Rowntree-named confectionery product you’ve bought ?

Please note that we have no connection at all with the production of any currently available Rowntree-branded product – they are all made by Nestlé nowadays. If you’ve got a comment about any product you can do so by contacting Nestlé direct


Get Fundraising

We are a small charity that relies on the generosity of our friends and supporters to run projects. Please join us in expanding this work by making a financial donation. It is easy to pay online (with or without Giftaid) by clicking the link below – or get in touch about other ways of giving,

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