Our Online Shop Re-opens

Looking for something interesting to read during this difficult lock-down? We at the Ventnor Heritage Centre are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our online shop, where you can browse and order the full range of our publications on local history. This is thanks to the folks at the Ventnor Post Office, who have… read more »

Local History to help you through the long days!

We are making some of the stories and pictures from our archives available here on the website while the Museum and Heritage Centre are closed. Articles published in the South Wight Chronicle during 2015 are available already, along with the photographs, and we will add more next month.  Stories of growing up in Ventnor and… read more »

Ventnor Heritage Museum closed

We regret that, following Government advice, Ventnor Heritage Museum is closed to the public until at least the end of June. Society meetings are also suspended until further notice. However our usual Society work continues ‘behind the scenes’ and online and we can be contacted as usual on or via our Ventnor & District… read more »

VDLHS AGM Postponed

In light of the rapidly changing situation with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trustees have decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting of the Ventnor & District Local History Society due to be held on Friday 27 March 2020. This decision was taken after consultation with the Charity Commission. We will be monitoring the… read more »

Arts Club talks: 17 Feb 2020 – Andy Butler

The Natural History of the Isle of Wight, Past, Present and Future is the second in our series of winter talks presented in collaboration with Ventnor Arts Club.  On Monday 17 February, natural historian Andy Butler takes a look at how the wildlife of the Isle of Wight has developed from the age of the dinosaurs… read more »

Arts Club talks: 10 Feb 2020 – Dr Alan Clark

Our third series of winter talks presented in collaboration with Ventnor Arts Club starts with Far Flung Places in the World with an Engineering Geologist, presented by Dr Alan Clark on Monday 10th February. On previous occasions he has presented informative and interesting talks based on his knowledge and work in our local area. He… read more »

Talking of Ventnor . . .

Ventnor Arts Club and Ventnor Heritage Centre present a series of  six Monday talks for Winter 2020. Talks are on the dates below, and are held in the Ventnor Arts Club.  All talks start at 7.30 pm; doors and bar open from 6.30 pm.  The talks are free but places are limited, so please email or… read more »