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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.