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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Ventnor Library was known originally as The Ventnor & Bonchurch Scientific & Literary Institute - there may have been a secondary Literary Institute in Albert Street.  The premises in the High Street were founded 1847, …Read more...