The Heritage Centre
The Wotton-Under-Edge Historical Society and Heritage Centre was established for the preservation and study of the history of Wotton-Under-Edge and its environs. Housed in a converted fire station and located in The Chipping, the Centre contains a sizable collection of archives, records, photographs and genealogical research material.
The Centre holds three to four different exhibitions a year which display items of interest of local and on occasion national history. In each display we highlight items from our own collection, as well as items lent by members of the local community. See our current exhibition.
We also present up to 9 lectures a year, which are free to members. Non-Members are welcome to attend at £5 per lecture. See current lecture programme.
In addition, a small library and archive are located in the Heritage Centre for the study of local and family history. Use of the library is free for members and open to the general public at £5.00 for half a day or £10 per day.
The Heritage Centre depend upon the support of the community in order to keep its doors open and our collection preserved for future generations of townspeople. The best way of showing your support is to become a member. Basic membership for individuals begins at only £15 per year. Learn how you can join on our Society page.
Our speaker, Liz Davenport, will explore the development of the Mansion using surviving contemporary drawings and archive material from the Leigh family, and will explain why the building was never completed