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

Spring and Summer Opening 2024 (April – October)
Wednesday morning (10 am – 1 pm)
Thursday morning (10 am – 1 pm)
Friday all day (10 am – 4 pm)
Saturday morning (10 am – 1 pm)
We are closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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

Would you like to help us as a volunteer?
We are planning to hold two informal open afternoons in the Ventnor Heritage Centre for people who would like to find out more about what we do: click here for more information here about these.

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

New Publication
Our latest publication, Ventnor in 99 Old Postcards, is available in the Heritage Centre or from our online shop.

Next Society Meeting:
Our next Society meeting will be on 26 Apr 2024, when Andy Butler and Alan Clark will present the first part of Do you Remember? An Isle of Wight Scrapbook from 1950s to the Present Day (the second part will be on 27 Sept 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.

If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate by completing this form Charity Gift Aid Declaration.

Exhibitions, stories, images . . .