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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Covid-19 Update

We regret that due to the current situation Ventnor Heritage Museum is  closed to the public at the moment. Society meetings are also suspended until further notice.  However our usual Society work continues ‘behind the scenes’, our online shop is available for publications, and we can be contacted as usual on info@ventnorheritage.org.uk or via our Ventnor & District Heritage Facebook Group.

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.

During the winter months we are open every Saturday morning, 10 am – 12.30 pm.  Our summer season starts at the end of April.

Summer Opening times (May to October):
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday: 10 am to 12.30 pm

Winter Opening times (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 (We are only open for essential research work during the Covid crisis, so we cannot respond to phone messages – please use email instead)


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

Ventnor Bay in the 1890s

The spectacular sight of Ventnor's ascending terraces in the early 1890s, as viewed from the pierhead. Bathing machines are lined up along the water's edge for this was a time when it was forbidden to enter the sea any other way. Machines were hired along with an attendant and a costume, the ladies segregated at some distance from the gentlemen.  

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