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We walked here as a last minute decision one Saturday and were very glad we did. We were shown round the textiles area by a very informative lady. Who knew textiles could be so interesting!
The other areas showing the history of John Lewis were...More
A short walk from the town and you end up surrounded by a well kept area that feels like the countryside. When i reached the centre the architecture of the building was really impressive, has a very modern feel for a building containing such old...More
The staff are so helpful, knowledgable and gonthat extra mile. The respective stories of the beginnings of Waitrose and John Lewis are fascinating. John Spedan Lewis was the kind of visionary we could do with now to run our country. He had an enormous social...More
A small but interesting resource. Fantastic collection of patterns used by the firm over hundreds of years. Good explanation of the history of the company, it's key figures in it's development history - philosophy and corporate design.
Additional bonus was small exhibition about Robin and...More
Aside from the very impressive collection of fabrics and the knowledgeable staff, the rest of the artefacts on show are in limited supply and don't really show the full history of John Lewis. However it's free to get in
The building the heritage centre is in is lovely and you can see the parts of the original tudor farm house inside the building.
The heritage centre gives the interesting history of the John Lewis partnership including the visions of John Spedan Lewis.
Have visited the Heritage centre on more than one occasion and loved learning more about the history of the John Lewis Partnership and looking at all the samples. Have also had several days in the Heritage Centre with Sabemma Art and Craft Club doing craft...More