Whitchurch Heritage Centre

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The Heritage Centre opened in 1998 and includes a Tourist Information facility. Staff are able to offer a wealth of information on the Town's history as well as giving invaluable advice on what to visit in the area and further afield.
Displays in the Main Hall include local Roman archaeological finds and examples of Joyce's clocks
The Gallery contains paintings by Randolph Caldecott and displays of Edward German memorabilia - both previous inhabitants of Whitchurch.
The Heritage Centre has a collection of archives and artefacts which are currently being catalogued. These can be accessed by appointment.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10.00 - 4.00

Admission charges


The Heritage Centre provides a modern day learning experience. Many of the exhibits are geared towards children and are very much hands on - for example: the Roman Archaeology sand pit where coins and a skull can be uncovered and the brass rubbing table where budding artists can created their own master pieces to take home. There is also a giant puzzle depicting a typical nursery rhyme theme created from an illustration by the famous Victorian Illustrator Randolph Caldecott and last but by no means least children can test their skills putting together the clock cogs to make the fingers turn and make telling the time fun. The adults too are not left our with the Caldecott Gallery and Edward German Exhibition Room housing a fine collection of works and an interactive computer unit allowing visitors to listen to pieces of music composed by Whitchurch born musician Sir Edward German. The Clock theme which can be seen throughout the Centre heralds the work of Whitchurch firm J.B. Joyce who were established in the Town in 1690 and are still producing Tower Clocks for a world market today. In the main exhibition area we have a section dedicated to our Roman history with a number of interesting finds and artefacts on display.

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Personalities, Social History, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Roman Archaeology
  • Sir Edward German
  • Randolph Caldecott
  • J.B. Joyce / Tower Clocks

Whitchurch Heritage Centre
12 St. Mary's Street
SY13 1QY







01948 664577


01948 665432

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