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 . . .

The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn stood at 63-67  Ventnor High Street, on part of the site that is now the Central Car Park.  It dated from at least the 1840s, and there is mention of Chartists meeting in a large room at the hotel at about that time. Badly damaged in a 'hit and run' bombing raid in 1942,  it was demolished in 1943.