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 2022:
We are open four mornings each week:
Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm
Friday: 10 am – 1 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm
Admission to the Museum will be free for the month of August 2022 – come and look around!

How to contact us

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

Ventnor Fringe 2022: Local History walk Ventnor: Cradle of the Russian Revolution
This popular walk, first offered last year,  will again be led by Stephan Roman along with volunteers from the Heritage Cengtre , author of Isle and Empires was first offered last year click here for details and how to book a place on the walk.

Society monthly meetings
We are delighted to announce that our popular monthly meetings have now resumed  click here for details and full programme of speakers.

New in our online shop:
The new paperback edition of Isle and Empires by Stephan Roman is available in our online shop and in the Heritage Centre click here for more details or visit the online shop to see all the titles available.

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

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.

Working in the archive room


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, but please contact us first with details as we are not always able to accept donated items at present.  We are always grateful for financial donations which are used to conserve items in our archives.


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .