Yate & District Heritage Centre
Yate & District Heritage Centre provides an excellent public service for the local community and this is achieved through a range of thought provoking and varied exhibitions. All parts of the community are involved in generating historical information at the Yate Heritage Centre. The displays in the gallery aim to reflect the rich diversity of the area’s cultural, historical, social and industrial past.
The Heritage Centre produces exhibitions and events that regularly change; these are stimulating, accessible and aim to involve the community. Yate Heritage centre also work in conjunction with local groups who exhibit fine art, crafts, fashion, photography and local history. The centre provides a diversity of evening and day events throughout the year and this includes; regular series of quizzes, historical lectures and other one off events.
The Heritage centre aims to produce exhibitions, which are inspiring and cultivate a sense of pride in local people.
Museum, Archive, Gallery
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm.
At present, the Centre controls the two major local history collections in the area and these are both available to the public on open days and through appointment. There are over 3,000 objects in the Centre’s collections acquired since the mid 1990s. They include:- historic 3D objects, maps, photographs and documents, plus an educational handling collection. The Centre also houses the Oral History Project Group's collection of photographs, tapes, documents and of course oral history, accounting to 4,000 items in the Centre.
Archives, Photography, Social History