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We are a group of 18- 30-year-olds and early career professionals who are passionate about heritage and want to make our voices heard in the sector.

We co-produced our goals and plan our programme in order to realise them. We meet monthly and organise regular activities to help us achieve our aims.

In just over a year, we have achieved a great deal; we have hosted a Careers Pannel and Speed Mentoring event, produced regular blogs, started a podcast channel, started an advice library, and consulted and collaborated with heritage organisations. Check out our events below to see what we have planned for this year

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Youth Forum Goals: 1. Be the youth voice for HTN 2. Improve engagement with heritage for young people 3. Produce resources for the heritage sector 4. Be inclusive: heritage is for everyone
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Upcoming Events

Heritage Futures Wales

9th March 2024 10:30 – 16:30, Port Talbot

(Welsh below/ Cymraeg isod)
Calling all aspiring heritage professionals in Wales! Join us for an inspiring day at the Heritage Futures Wales Event in Port Talbot on 9th March. This event is for young people aged 18-30 including students and individuals thinking of exploring a career in heritage.

Join us for engaging talks, workshops, networking and more! The full agenda for the day will be announced closer to the day of the event.

Save the date, spread the word, and get ready for a day filled with knowledge, connections, and fun!

Galw ar ddarpar weithwyr proffesiynol treftadaeth yng Nghymru! Ymunwch â ni am ddiwrnod ysbrydoledig yn nigwyddiad Dyfodol Treftadaeth Cymru ym Mhort Talbot ar 9 Mawrth. Mae’r digwyddiad hwn ar gyfer pobl ifanc 18-30 oed gan gynnwys myfyrwyr, graddedigion, ac unigolion sy’n ystyried archwilio gyrfa yn nhreftadaeth.

Ymunwch a ni am sgyrsiau deniadol, gweithdai, rhwydweithio a mwy! Bydd amserlen lawn y diwrnod yn cael ei chyhoeddi yn nes at ddiwrnod y digwyddiad.

Cadwch y dyddiad, rhannwch yn eang, a pharatowch am ddiwrnod llawn gwybodaeth, cysylltiadau, a hwyl!

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Essential Skills- a Youth Forum Event

TBC, March 2024, 6:30-8pm

Join the Youth Forum as we tackle some of the essential skills needed for a heritage career at this evening of workshops and talks. Line up includes:

Inclusive Voluteering workshop with Marissa Trimble, Heritage Trust Network Trainee for Wales

Networking workshop with Minder Kaur Athwal, Heritage Trust Network Trustee

Project management with Florence Andrews from Focus Consultants

Tickets will be available soon

Coming soon


The Youth Forum is currently forming focus groups to offer consultancy on:

  • Young people in heritage
  • Placemaking
  • Environmental sustainability

We would love to hear from you, why not drop us an email?


Marissa (Scotland):

Izzy (Wales):

Youth Forum Resources

The Advice library has been put together by members of Heritage Trust Network Youth Forum with the help of professionals in the heritage sector.

It is intended to give any young or early careers professionals a hand to find the right resources to help you. 

To add resources to the library, send them to

Advice Library