Volunteers at the Gainsborough Heritage Centre have been extremely busy changing displays, updating archives, transferring data and writing and delivering newsletters and membership renewals (lots were delivered by hand to help cut costs). The centre, a registered charity, depends heavily on vital funding to keep the wheels turning and to help with never-ending maintenance.
Staff are delighted to announce that the Centre has gained five stars of excellence, awarded by Tripadvisor on places to visit in Lincolnshire, and is also on the way to reaching museum status. Exciting times for all involved, with everyone rightly proud of their achievements.
The Centre is packed with artefacts from days gone by, drawing visitors into the history of Gainsborough and surrounding areas. The current display in the exhibition room is a collection of panels on loan from West Lindsey District Council; the display is called ‘Gainsborough is Booming’. This brilliant display includes photographs and descriptions of the area from the past to the present.
The Centre is open on Saturdays and Tuesdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The entrance fee is just £3.00, with children free if accompanied by an adult. It’s disability friendly with a lift to all floors.
The well-stocked gift shop sells DVDs, books, prints and other memorabilia, and the cosy Exchange Café serves light, reasonably-priced refreshments – a lovely venue to catch up with family and friends.
Volunteers at the Centre would love to see you. It is situated in the Old Telephone Exchange building, on the corner of North Street, DN21 2HS. For more information, visit www.gainsboroughheritage.co.uk.