An Urgent Appeal for Help

You are all aware, in line, with the Lockdown rules, the Centre has been closed.  As lockdown is easing, the Trustees are looking at the Government guidelines to enable us to open.

The Trustees have allocated funds to upgrade the Sale Area/Reception in the Museum, and this included a straight forward cash register. It is hoped that we can complete this refurbishment before we reopen.  But it is now apparent, from the guidelines that visitors/customers should use ‘Contactless Card’ payments.  Unfortunately, at this present time we do not have this facility.

We have looked into this and we need an up to date cash register, as shown here.  Because of costs it would be a refurbished machine, but the cost would still be around £960 including VAT.  The allocated sum for the original cash register is £170. Therefore we are seeking your sponsorship to help us raise an additional £800 toward the purchase price.

Your help would be greatly appreciated

If you can see your way to making a donation, you can do so by using the ‘donate’ button at the foot of the Ventnor Heritage Centre website home page or ask for our bank details via

Thank you so much for reading this leaflet and  for all your support over the years. We hope you are all well and keeping safe.