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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Some subjects are endlessly interesting to residents and to visitors to our area alike.  So we are providing here information and images from our archives about some of these places, people and events, starting with a well loved building, Steephill Castle, now disappeared, and a remarkable Ventnor Resident, Mark William Norman.  We will be adding to these subjects over the months ahead.

Steephill Castle,  Queen of the Undercliff

Mark William Norman ‘a most remarkable personality’

The Royal National Hospital and Ventnor’s history as a Victorian health resort

Coming soon:

Ventnor Brewery

Ventnor at War – World War 2

Exhibitions, stories, images . . .