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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

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Judith O wrote a review Feb 2020
Congleton, United Kingdom61 contributions14 helpful votes
My partner's sister, who teaches in Gainsborough, wanted to visit the centre, which is based in the old telephone exchange, with a view to taking a school party. We popped in on Saturday morning, and had a cheap and cheerful cuppa in the delightful little 'Exchange Tea Room' - free biscuits! - before exploring further. Staffed by charming and knowledgeable volunteers, this turned out to be an unexpected treasure trove of local history. They have three storeys of displays, artefacts and information, including a street scene. On the top floor you can see what was once a flat for the security guard, and still contains its original fireplace with cooking range. Gainsborough was once an important port, and later an equally important manufacturing centre - so the contents of this building are a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to delve into these areas of history; or to research their family history, as the archive includes the records of hundreds of people who were employed by the big companies in the past. I have no local links, but I found it a fascinating and delightful way to spend the morning, and have no doubt we will return.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wilbers89 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom50 contributions5 helpful votes
Visited today, it was a great and unique heritage centre. Alot of interesting things to look at and read. If you want a good overview of the areas history, this is a good place to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Shirley H wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic place for the history of Gainsborough , staff are very helpful and pleasant. Amazing archives of photographs
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alison Brand wrote a review Aug 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
This is well worth a visit. Council are not doing enough to promote and support this treasure trove of Gainsborough history. The museum is staffed by very friendly volunteers and we had such an enjoyable afternoon. Upstairs has recreations of old shops and rooms and makes you feel like you have gone back in time for a while. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from AndrewBirkitt, Chairman at Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Responded 12 Sep 2019
Thankyou for your kind words and support, I will be sure to pass that on to the team.
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Englishroyals wrote a review Jun 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom167 contributions96 helpful votes
3 floors of interesting Heritage. Amazing if you are tracing your family history the top floor is given over to local archives including newspaper articles and photographs. Stop for a drink and a slice of home made cake at very reasonable prices.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from AndrewBirkitt, Chairman at Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Responded 12 Sep 2019
Thanks for the kind words, gald you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.
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