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

Address: Ventnor Heritage Centre is at 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PE.  We are in the centre of the town, opposite the Central Car Park. The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users.

Opening times:

May to October:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday: 10 am to 12.30 pm

November to April:
Open on Saturday morning only: 10 am to 12.30 pm

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.

email: ventnorheritage@btconnect.com
Tel 01983 855407 (no answerphone – we can only take phone messages on Saturday mornings in the winter)


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

Victorian Family Christmas at Ventnor Heritage Centre: 1 & 2 December, 11 am – 4 pm

  • We invite you to join us for a glass of Wassail and a toast to 'Christmas Past'.
  • Attractions include Vectis Victorians – an Island 'Living History Group' in costume, featuring a Chimney Sweep and a Mistletoe Vendor; Solent Veteran Cycle Club with two of their bicycles (Sunday); Carol Singing by the Undercliff Singers; A Guided Walk: 'Ventnor Victorian Architecture' led by Richard Downing (Saturday 11.30 am; Sunday 2 pm); Christmas Hamper Raffle (donated by 'The Kitchen at London House'); Christmas Cards on sale: Specially produced Christmas Cards (produced in conjunction with Gianpaulo Mario);
  • Christmas Tableaux in the Museum: Christmas in a Victorian Kitchen; The Legend of the First Christmas Tree; Popular Victorian Games
     

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