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"

Local History Walks |

Local History Walks

Guided walks:

We provide occasional guided walks; details are given here when we have one planned.

Ventnor, Cradle of the Russian Revolution

During Ventnor Fringe in 2021 the Society collaborated with Stephan Roman, author of Isle and Empires, on this intriguingly titled local history walk; it was fully sold out, as was the repeat of the walk in October 2021.  We are looking at the possibility of repeating it again in 2022. For more information about the 2021 walk click here: Ventnor, Cradle of the Russian Revolution


Walks to do on your own:


Time Travel Ventnor: a series of trail boards exploring the history of Ventnor, starting outside the Heritage Centre.  For details of the trail and to download a copy of the leaflet click here: Time Travel Ventnor




St Lawrence Trails: The St Lawrence Village Trail and the St Lawrence Coastal Trail are specially written local history trails that visitors can follow by themselves, and are available to download here:
St Lawrence: The Coastal TrailSt Lawrence: The Village Trail




Ventnor Historic (Beer) Walk: This is an historic stroll through the social history of Ventnor in the early 19th Century (click image to download):


Ventnor Downs: Pre-history to Cold War

The National Trust page on Ventnor Downs details several walks including what is described as ‘a short but challenging walk, taking you from Bronze Age barrows to secretive cold war underground nuclear operations’. Click here for more information: Ventnor Downs: Pre-history to Cold War 


Ventnor Town Trails: a series of free printed ‘Ventnor Town Trails’ are  available  in the Heritage Centre.


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .