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

About the Heritage Centre:

Address: 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor, PO38 1PE
email: info@ventnorheritage.org.uk

Ventnor Heritage Centre was established in 1987 to record and preserve the history of the town and surrounding villages, and to share it with the community and with visitors to the town. Our website enables us to share this history more widely: please use the search  box at the top of this page to explore the information we are making available here.  You can also join the conversation on our Ventnor & District Heritage Group on Facebook.  If  you live locally and enjoy local  history you might also be interested in joining our team of volunteers who run and manage the Ventnor Heritage Centre – we would be very pleased to see you.

The Heritage Centre is the home of Ventnor & District Local History Society, established in 1980.

Working in the archive room

Donations:

The Ventnor Heritage Centre and the Ventnor and District Local History Society 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.





Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

Publication: It used to be like this . . .

"I was born at Beach Cottage, Castlehaven, Niton Undercliff in the year nineteen hundred and six. Beach Cottage was built for my father by my grandfather of the local hard stone which we call Rag Stone. . . It was a most excellent cottage." Theseare the words George Roland Haynes used to begin his memories of life in Niton Undercliff in the last century; the picture here is a sketch he made of Beach Cottage. We have now published his memories as a book, ‘It used to be like this . . .’ available from  Ventnor Heritage Centre Publications.

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