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30 April - 29 October

Friday 28 October 2016: Delian Backhouse-Fry from the Island Archaeology Group 'All Change, or Life Before Your Very Eyes'

Explore the history of Ventnor and the Undercliff in our redeveloped Heritage Museum.

Discover the yawning chasm that was once Blackgang Chine. Learn about some of the ships that were wrecked along this coast. See the crowds of Edwardians enjoying Ventnor's beach and pier. Peer at the baronial interiors of Steephill Castle, a mansion that even had its own indoor swimming pool. There are fascinating working models of the two railway stations that once saw hordes of holidaymakers arriving in Ventnor and the Undercliff in summer.

Our shop stocks a range of prints, post cards, books and pamphlets.

The Ventnor Heritage Centre is also home to the Ventnor & District Local History Society, which has a unique collection of photographs, documents and artefacts, and publishes a range of bookes, pamphlets and town trails. If you are interested in local history and would like to join us, or if you want to find out more about the history of the town and surrounding area, we would be delighted to hear from you - please get in touch.