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"

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Contact Ventnor Heritage Centre

Ventnor Heritage Centre is at 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PE.  We are in the centre of Ventnor, opposite the Central Car Park
Information about visiting the Heritage Centre

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our work. Send us an email to  or use the contact form below.

The current Ventnor Heritage Centre opening times are shown on the front page of our website.
Our telephone number is 01983 855407 (but please be aware that the phone is only answered when the Heritage Centre is open),


    Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

    Olivia Exhibition 2024

    Olivia: portrait of a life is one of our new exhibitions for 2024.  Olivia Parkes (1881-1962) was born in Walsall in the Midlands, but for many years lived a solitary life in a wooden hut in Myrtle Bay in Ventnor, where local people referred to her as ‘Britannia’, and her life has been a constant source of fascination to local people and visitors. This exhibition, inspired in part by the ‘Olivia’ art installation by Teresa Grimaldi and Sarah Vardy shown at Ventnor Fringe Festival in 2023, features a model of Olivia’s home (Britannia’s Hut) and is accompanied by an extensive board display. A new book about Olivia will also be available to buy in July.