Covid-19: We regret that due to the current situation Ventnor Heritage Centre and Museum is currently closed to the public, and Society Meetings are suspended until further notice. We hope to welcome visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so, but meanwhile our online shop is open for publications and we can be contacted as usual on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new book Ventnor & the Undercliff: in search of lost time to be published in September is now available for pre-order. Click here for pre-order details.
Digital Exhibitions . . .
Click Digital Exhibitions to see the video version of VE Day, one of the new exhibitions produced for 2020; we are planning to make more of our exhibitions available here in this format.
Read More . . .
Click here to read more about some popular local history topics.
From our archives . . .
Click here to read back issues of our Local History articles published from 2015-2020, and to see some of the objects in our collection and read their stories.
News . . .
Latest news is displayed on the right (on mobile or tablet click the dots at the top right of this page).
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. Please use the menu on the left of the page to find out more about the Heritage Centre in normal times, and 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.