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  Heritage Centre

                                                    Preserving the Past for Future Generations

Nuneaton’s Best Kept Secret            

THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  THERE IS STILL MUCH TO DO.

The email links are working if you wish to contact us.  Bookmark this site and visit us regularly to see the latest additions.

 

About Us

The Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees who, along with our dedicated volunteers, work hard to preserve artifacts and documents relating to Nuneaton and to Nuneaton’s industrial past.  We take no salaries and rely on our fund raising initiatives to keep the Centre going, plus the support from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Warwick County Council.  It is hard work but we enjoy it!  If you are in Nuneaton come and see us, we would love to see you.

Victorian School Room

Especially for Schools.  Take your class on a trip back to the Victorian schooldays, write with pen and ink, try your hand at Pounds, Shillings and Pence, sit in the original wooden school desks, learn your times tables by rote all under the watchful eye of your Victorian Head Master.

Weddings & Events

Book the Centre for your Special Day.  We can arrange cataering or you can bring your own caterers in, we have full kitchen facilities.  Come and talk to one of our team.

Cream Teas

Our locally famous Cream Teas are back on the menu.  We can cater for up to 40 people, with sandwiches, cream cakes, endless cups of tea, a guided tour of the Centre and a talk on the Centre from one of our experts.

Your Special Day

We can accomodate small weddings, up to about 40 people.  Come in and talk to one of our team.  One of the oldest buildings in Nuneaton, it is a venue with a difference.  Your guests will be enthralled.

Museum

The Centre’s Museum is a museum with a difference.  Most of our exhibits are local donations and acquisitions and reflect Nuneaton through the years.  It is a truly eclectic mix of local heroes and industrial exhibits, with football, toys, games and typewriters mixed in, a Victorian Parlour and bedroom, 1940’s scullery and all kinds of oddments, each one a conversation piece.

Research

The Centre has a large collection of books and maps on Nuneaton as well as bound copies of local newspapers going back to the 1800’s.  Our trustees or volunteers are on hand to assist you.  We are hopng to start our Family History Help Centre again, once things are back to normal.

Events

There are various events held throughout the year, the main ones being the centre’s Spring Fayre and Open Day along with the National Heritage Open Days in September each year.  You will see forthcoming events on our Calendar page.

Room Hire

Rooms available to hire for small or large groups, long term or “one -offs”.  Good parking, kitchen available, central heated, tables and chairs.  Contact the centre for availability and prices.

Become a Friend of the Centre

Friends of the Centre play an important role in maintaining the building.  A subscription of £10 per year (or more if you wish) helps us carry on.  Quarterly newsletters keeps you up to date with what’s happening and we have an annual “Friends Evening”. 

CREAM TEAS

We can cater for a maximum of 40 people for a “sit down” cream tea with sandwiches, cream cakes, endless cups of tea, a talk on the Heritage Centre from one of our  Trustees or Volunteers or a slide show/talk on some other local subject plus a guided tour of the Centre.  It all makes for a lovely afternoon and is very popular with Community Groups, Care Homes and other organisations that provide for the older person.  Contact us for a quote.

The Nuneaton Heritage Centre is one of the oldest buildings in the borough and one of my favourite places to visit. There is always something new to see, some new project getting underway.  It is a credit to the dedication of the Trustees and Volunteers and I heartily reccomend you to visit the Centre if you find yourselves in our lovely borough.

Rob Tromans

Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth

Open all day Tuesday 10am – 4pm, Thursday and Saturday mornings 10am – 1.00pm.  Other times by appointment.

 

Reach Us

Address

Avenue Road
Nuneaton
CV11 4LU

Contact

02476325822
nuneatonheritagecentre@gmail.com

Visit

Tuesday 10amm – 4.oopm
Thursday and Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm