The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre
Old Town Hall
56 East Street



02392 472700

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The exhibition of local artifacts dates back beyond the original Roman settlements through to recent times. Many of the artifacts will be familiar to visitors of the previous Museum and include: the stocks and whipping post, Scalextric, St Faith’s Church Turret Clock, Stents leather, a 1900’s police truncheon and much more.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Closed Sun

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Level access to the ground floor, stair lifts to 1st floorResearch room Public car park adjacent - disabled parking next to museum.

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Three musicians from the Dave Baker Project jazz band

Let's Party Like It's 1945

  • 15 May 2015 7-11:45pm

Help us celebrate at our special Museums at Night V.E. Day knees-up!

Come dressed to kill in your best 1940s glam and dance the night away to all your Forties favourites! Have your hair and makeup done in classic 1940s style, Snack on traditional 1940s-style cake, try our delicious homemade lemonade - just like granny used to make!

Explore authentic 1940/50s items from our museum's handling collection, play games of the times with the kids like dominoes, do a little make do and mend and then dance to the music of the Dave Baker Project learning some dances from the times with the Swing4all dance troupe.

We'll be finishing off with bacon butties at 11.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

The Imitation Game

  • 3 June 2015 1:45-4pm, 8-10pm

The multi-Oscar and BAFTA-nominated true story of legendary code-breaker Alan Turing, his life and work at Bletchley Park.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

Cert 12A. 114 mins

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


£6, £5.40 concessions


Codebreakers: The Story of Enigma

  • 30 July 2015 From 8pm

A talk by Dr Mark Baldwin

In this special talk, Dr Mark Baldwin reveals one of World War II’s most fascinating stories – the German Enigma machine and the Allied Code breakers who stole its secrets!

In WWII, the Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine, the Enigma, which was portable, easily operated, and could be set up in millions of different ways. The Allies knew that the key to winning the war was being able to steal one of these machines and crack its impenetrable wall of secrecy.

With the aid of a unique personal collection of slides, Dr Baldwin will reveal the intricate workings of the Enigma and the tireless efforts undertaken by the specialist team of Allied codebreakers, including Alan Turing, assembled at Bletchley Park to reveal its secrets.

The evening will conclude with an opportunity for you to ask questions, and then a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£14, £12.60 concessions