We regret that due to the current situation Ventnor Heritage Museum is now closed to the public until at least the end of June. Society meetings are also suspended until further notice and publications can no longer be ordered online. However our usual Society work continues ‘behind the scenes’ , our online shop is open for publications, and we can be contacted as usual on firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Ventnor & District Heritage Facebook Group.
Local History to help you through the long days!
We are working to make some of the stories and from our Archives available here – it’s work in progress, but please check here and see what is available so far: From Our Archives.
The 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War
Our main exhibition this year traces the story of life in the Ventnor area during WW2. Since we are unable to welcome visitors to the Museum to see it, we have created a video of the exhibition, which is available here for you to enjoy. Click on the image below to go to the video. We would welcome any comments or stories of your own – please do contact us.
About the Heritage Centre
Ventnor Heritage Centre is the home of Ventnor & District Local History Society, established in 1980 to collect, record and preserve the history of our area. The Heritage Centre itself was established in 1987, providing space for a museum, exhibitions and displays, as well as housing our Archive and Research Room. Our website enables us to share articles, stories and information more widely – please use the search box at the top of this page to explore our pages.
Address: 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor, PO38 1PE
- Opening times, location, map and visitor information
- More about the Museum and information about displays and exhibitions
If you live locally and enjoy local history you might want to join the Society or become one of our team of volunteers who run and manage the Ventnor Heritage Centre – we would be very pleased to see you.
You can also join the conversation on our Ventnor & District Heritage Group on Facebook.
The Ventnor and District Local History Society and the Heritage Centre are entirely managed and run by volunteers. We welcome gifts of items and documents of local interest which can be added to our collection, and we are also grateful for financial donations which are used to conserve items in our archives.