Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre

Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre
Cemetery Road
(in the old chapel of rest)
Wheatley Hill
Durham
DH6 3JZ
England

Website

Local History Club

www.wheatley-hill.org.uk

E-mail

Chair of Heritage Society

history.club2@btinternet.com

Telephone

Heritage Centre

820 01429 824402

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The Heritage Centre in Wheatley Hill is a great place to visit to obtain a flavour of the village and its life and times. It is staffed by volunteers to help show visitors around and it's opening times are only limited by the number of volunteers able to help. There is also a guest book which visitors can sign and is dedicated to Winston Worthington who lived in the village all his life and passed away last year.

The Centre is in the Cemetery grounds where the grave of Peter Lee, Miners' Leader can also be visited.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesdays 10 - 12 and 2 - 4
Thursdays 10 - 12 and 2 - 4
Saturdays 2-4

Closed: Sundays
Mondays
Wednesdays
Fridays

Admission charges

No charge but donations welcome to support our work

Additional info

Copies of transcribed census materials are on sale covering the years 1841 - 1901 at a cost of £3 per volume for the villages of Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Ludworth.

CDRoms containing approx 200 photographs of Wheatley Hill
Video/DVD containing photographs of Wheatley Hill and surrounding area

Mostly related to the industrial background of the village but also acknowledging the earlier agricultural traditions which still exist.

Focus is clearly on the domestic and social life of miners and their families in 1919.

Collection details

Industry, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Social history relating to mining families is a major feature of the Heritage Centre - a reconstruction of a mining kitchen in 1919 together with models wearing clothes of this era.
  • A model of the village in 1919 showing streets, roads, landmarks etc which is interesting to contrast with the facilities available today.
  • A permanent exhibition of local farming methods.
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