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)

Volunteering Opportunities |

Volunteering Opportunities

Are  you interested in local history, working with people and becoming part of a team? The Ventnor Heritage Centre is run and managed by volunteers, and we are looking for people like you to help us.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help in the following areas – please get in touch if you think you might be interested in joining us.

Stewards:
Our stewards welcome visitors to the Heritage Centre and Museum; if you enjoy chatting with visitors and have an interest in history, this might suit you (more information).

If you think you might be interested in any of these opportunities, or would like to find out more, please contact us by emailing  ventnorheritage@btconnect.com or by using our contact form, or by calling in to the Heritage Centre (we are open on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12.30 through the winter).

We would be delighted to hear from you!

 

Volunteer Jeff Mazo in the archive room
Volunteer At th Heritage Centre front desk
At the Heritage Centre front desk
Stewards greeting visitors
The Heritage Centre stall on Ventnor Day 2017

 

 

 


From our archives

New exhibition and book: ‘It used to be like this . . . “

"I was born at Beach Cottage, Castlehaven, Niton Undercliff in the year nineteen hundred and six. Beach Cottage was built for my father by my grandfather of the local hard stone which we call Rag Stone. . . It was a most excellent cottage." These are the words George Roland Haynes used to begin his memories of life in Niton Undercliff in the last century; the picture here is a sketch he made of Beach Cottage. We have now published his memories as a book, ‘It used to be like this . . .’ available from the Heritage Centre (see our publications page for details), and we have a new exhibition in the museum, using some of his words along with historic photographs from our archive.Read more...

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