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

 

 

 


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

A 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; 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 and Christmas Cards on sale: Cards  specially 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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