Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To Collect, Record and preserve the rich heritage and history of Ventnor and surrounding villages, and share it with local and wider communities"

Ventnor Heritage Centre

Opening Times April – end of November 2023:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm
Friday: 10 am – 1 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm

Visiting us:
There is no admission charge (children under 16 must be accompanied). Location and information for visitors 

New Publication
Our new book, Ventnor in 99 Old Postcards, can be bought in the Heritage Centre shop, or from our online shop.

How to contact us
Click here for information on how to contact us.

Next Society Meeting
We have no Society Meeting in December, but send all our members very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.  Our next meeting will be on Friday 26 January 2024 when Jeff Mazo’s talk, Listening to the Enemy, will be about Ventnor’s Wrens, Bletchley Park and the Secret War.
Our Monthly Meetings page gives details of meetings coming up in 2024.

Click here for our News page with information about Society events and to read our weekly local history article.

Ventnor Heritage Newsletter
If you are interested in the history of our area and would like news of new publications, talks, and events – click here to sign up for our newsletter.

About the Local History Society:

Ventnor & District Local History Society was established in 1980 to record and preserve the history of our area. In 1987 the Society bought 11  Spring Hill and established the Ventnor Heritage Centre,  with space for a museum as well as room to store our collection of photographs, documents and artefacts.   We undertake research, publish books on the local history of our area, and hold popular monthly meetings.  Click here to see more about the Society, or use the menu on the left of the page to find out more about what we do. If you are interested in joining the Society please get in touch –  we welcome new members.

[The Society is a Registered Charity No 286848]


Ventnor and District Local History Society and the Heritage Centre are entirely managed and run by volunteers.  We welcome gifts of objects, photographs and documents of local interest which can be added to our collection – please contact us if you have items to donate.  We are always grateful for financial donations which are used to conserve items in our archives.


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