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"

Becoming a Member |

Becoming a Member

Membership of the Ventnor & District Local History Society:

We welcome new members. Annual membership runs from January to December and costs £12.  Although our activities are curtailed at the moment due to the Coronovirus epidemic, we encourage anyone who would like to support the Society’s work to become a member – this will help us to continue our work and remain solvent in the difficult year ahead.  Thank you to everyone who has currently joined or renewed their membership – we really value your support.

Paying by card or PayPal: 

Paying by cheque:

Please make cheque out to VDLHS  (make sure you include your name, address and email) and send to:
Membership, Ventnor Heritage Centre, 11 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PE

Paying in person by cash or cheque:

We regret this is not available during the health crisis.

Why become a Member?

Society members have free entry to the Ventnor Heritage Museum and to our popular monthly meetings, where guest speakers  provide slide shows covering a wide range of local history subjects. A report on our annual activities and work is sent to all members each year after our AGM.

We are a registered Charity, run and managed by volunteers, and rely on membership subscriptions along with admission charges to the Museum, donations and sales of our publications to pay our day to day expenses.  If you would like to support the work of the Society, please consider becoming a Member.
[The Society is a Registered Charity No 286848]

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.