Ryde Social Heritage Group

Ryde Social Heritage Group
Cemetery Lodge 63 West Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2QF





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A community heritage group set up in 2002 to research, document and freely share information about the history of Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK, including the development of the town, the people, their lives and deaths, businesses and entertainments, their burial sites and to promote the social history of Ryde through events and exhibitions.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Ryde Cemetery is open dawn to dusk
Heritage and Learning Centre 10am - 3pm Mon - Thurs (cemetery sexton will be on site)
Weekends manned by volunteers (subject to availability)

Admission charges

Free. Use contact us page on www.rshg.org.uk if making a special or group visit to ensure volunteers available at centre.

Collection details

Archives, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Fowlers Ryde

Ryde in 1914

  • 28 June — 25 July 2014 *on now

See our new exhibition on life in Ryde 100 Years ago featuring adverts, stories and photographs of the town and its people as the outbreak of the First World War started to make an impact on the town's activities and entertainments. Ryde Pier was celebrating its 100th anniversary (opened July 1814) with the biggest Fleet Review to date in front of the King. The exhibition also includes the 200 year history of Ryde Pier.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Ryde Library
101 George Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2BL

Getting there

Town Centre. Buses stop outside library.

Additional info

Closed Thursdays and Sundays. Wednesday open till 7pm