Representing Taxidermy in the UK

Why Join the Guild?

Being part of the Guild of Taxidermists has many benefits you may not even realise you have, some of which are:

  • Legal insurance, with up to £100,000 – legal defence costs.  (This only covers costs in test cases and not a flagrant breach of legislation.)
  • Our legal team works hard on behalf of members, consulting with government departments and conservation bodies to ensure your interests as taxidermists are properly represented. This is even more important with BREXIT coming up as we need a strong voice.
  • We hold annual conferences with tutorials often presented by world class taxidermists, trade stands, historical lectures, a large amount of the UK’s best taxidermy on show and a fantastic opportunity to network with other people in the taxidermy world.  
  • Members are allowed discounts to attend our conferences and other seminars and have the opportunity to have their work constructively critiqued to help them improve and submitted for credits which is the only recognised qualification in the UK. 
  • Gain the only taxidermy qualifications available in the UK.
  • Members in England can “hold” otters in their freezers.
  • Use of “members only” area of our website, including resource library and forums covering a wide range of subjects where you can gain very helpful advice and knowledge. Drop in and introduce yourself - you are sure to get a warm welcome from like-minded people!
  • Receive copies of our annual journal, Taxidermist, which is filled with interesting articles, conference reports, book reviews, interviews and trade advertisements.



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