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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

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Times gone by gem.

Found the leaflet for this placewhen visiting Gainsborough Old Hall, only a few minutes walk away.A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
History of Local Industry

Such a lovely place , staff so informative as they were local. Brilliant, and gorgeous tea and cake.

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Our role is to make Gainsborough's history and heritage accessible to all. Our archives include information on companies including Marshalls and Rose Brothers, schools, buildings, local newspapers, burials and cemeteries. We have a wide variety of...more
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12 North Street, Gainsborough DN21 2HS, England
+44 1427 614533
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All reviews local history little gem local industry volunteer run industrial history piece of cake lovely museum admission fee well worth a visit home made cakes tea shop all ages marshalls archives engineering factories manufacturing
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the leaflet for this placewhen visiting Gainsborough Old Hall, only a few minutes walk away.A really excellent display depicting the past of the town and locality. Never realised that so many 'firsts' came from the town. It has a small street scene with shops...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place , staff so informative as they were local. Brilliant, and gorgeous tea and cake.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Heritage centre to see what it was about, really surprised me how good it was. Displays great and very knowledgable & friendly staff. Interesting to learn about the old factories in Gainsborough. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Finished off with a nice pot of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The staff were friendly and informative, good exhibits of former engineering firms Plenty of stuff to see and well laid out

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ellarvey
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The heritage centre has limited opening hours and is run by enthusiastic knowledgeable volunteers. If you are visiting Gainsborough and have viewed the Old Hall, then this should be next on your list. Set over 3 floors, here is something to see for all ages....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Our visit to this lovely museum was a sheer delight. Interesting, informative exhibits and set in a landmark building of great charm and character. The staff were the friendliest and most approachable of any museum I have ever been to and we were treated to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We came to Gainsborough to visit the Old Hall which was incredible, next on the list of places to visit was the Heritage Centre and we weren't disappointed. So nice to find a building being used to display the industrial history of the town. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I came here with a mission in mind. On the second floor of this former post office, I found people who helped me locate information about family members who lived in Gainsborough in the 1900's. The centre itself is an aladdin's cave of treasures all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sparrowlady
AndrewBirkitt, Manager at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, so glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass your comments on to the team.

Reviewed August 4, 2018

A lovely museum dedicated to the history of the town, its industries, and its people. Interesting exhibits, great displays. Staff friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Nice tea room, too. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angry_mutant
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Excellent voulenteer staff very helpful and the tea room is well worth a visit Archives on hand and family tree helpers

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 21, 2017|
Response from AndrewBirkitt | Property representative |
Hi Jeanette, the Maypole Dairy was in the Market Place in what is now the Travel Agents next to HSBC Bank.