Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To make the past present, to bring the distant near . . . to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their old-fashioned ward-robes, to explain the uses of their ponderous furniture . . . " Thomas Babington Macaulay describing what the study of history can do (written in 1828)

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Visit Ventnor Heritage Centre

Address: Ventnor Heritage Centre is at 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PE.  We are in the centre of the town, opposite the Central Car Park. The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users and others needing level access.

Opening times:

May to October:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday: 10 am to 12.30 pm

November to April:
Open on Saturday morning only: 10 am to 12.30 pm

Museum Admission: £2 (no charge for accompanied children under 16). Admission is free to members of the Ventnor & District Local History Society.

Group visits: We can arrange for group visits outside our normal opening hours and are willing to arrange local heritage tours or off-site visits and displays. Please contact us if you are interested.

email: info@ventnorheritage.org.uk
Tel 01983 855407 (no answerphone – we can only take phone messages on Saturday mornings in the winter)


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

An Evening With Charles Dickens: Saturday 27 July

Our Ventnor Fringe event this yearwill be staged in the Ventnor Heritage Centre on Saturday evening 27 July, from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm (tickets £6.00).  Origins Theatre will present its entertaining re-creation of ‘Charles Dickens: Storyteller’, capturing the atmosphere and energy that thrilled audiences during Dickens’ own time, with anecdotes, memories and extracts from some of his best loved stories. So step back in time for an hour - and why not get into the spirit by dressing in Victorian costume too? Mr Dickens says it would make him feel at home and he has promised to award a modest prize to the best dressed Victorian! Refreshments and a raffle will also be available for your enjoyment. Please note that tickets are £6 and booking is essential, through Ventnor Exchange in Church Street or online at https://vfringe.co.uk/programme/evening-charles-dickens/

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