Gainsborough Heritage Centre

by | 13 September 2022 | Gainsborough, Heritage

The team of volunteers at Gainsborough Heritage Centre have been pleased to see visitor numbers increasing over the summer as parents and grandparents brought children to experience life in the old days.

If you belong to any groups, schools, or care homes and you’re looking for something different to do why not arrange a private group visit to the centre? It’s a little gem in the middle of town, in the Old Telephone Exchange – a fitting place in which to keep Gainsborough’s Heritage alive.

As soon as you walk through the doors you step back in time to when Gainsborough was a thriving industrial town. Marshalls and Roses were the main employers; at their height thousands of people were employed in both factories, each playing a part in the war effort.

Gainsborough was a market town and port with the grain warehouses and flour mills along the fast-flowing River Trent. Walk the street, peer into the familiar shops and the post-war living room, see the vast collection of artifacts from days gone by which will fill you all with nostalgia.

On a group visit the dedicated volunteers will make your tour extra special. The centre is disability friendly with toilets and lifts to all floors. The shop is filled with books written by local authors, DVDs, prints and lots more. Finish your tour with tea and cake in the cosy Exchange Café.

If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact the Centre for more details and a booking form. The Centre is open Saturdays and Tuesdays 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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