Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To make the past present, to bring the distant near . . . to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their old-fashioned ward-robes, to explain the uses of their ponderous furniture . . . " Thomas Babington Macaulay describing what the study of history can do (written in 1828)

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Visit Ventnor Heritage Centre

Ventnor Heritage Centre is at 11 Spring Hill, in the centre of the town, opposite the Central Car Park. The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users.

Open: 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday (from May to October).
Open on Saturday morning only (10 am to 12.30 pm) during the winter

Museum Admission: £2 (no charge for accompanied children under 16). Admission is free to members of the Ventnor & District Local History Society.

Group visits: We can arrange for group visits outside our normal opening hours and are willing to arrange local heritage tours or off-site visits and displays. Please contact us if you are interested.

11 Spring Hill, Ventnor, PO38 1PE
Tel 01983 855407


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