YATE HERITAGE CENTRE

Yate Heritage Centre
Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre is pleased to announce reopening to Friends, Supporters and for family school holiday workshops from 24th of May 2021.

Collections, archive and research services will reopen to the general public by appointment only, from 7th June 2021.

To book your visit please contact our team on 01454 862200, email us at info@yateheritage.co.uk or follow us on social media @yateheritagecentre

Should you have any questions, please contact the team.

Yate Heritage Centre  is a Fully Accredited Museum which, as part of Yate Town Council, serves all our local communities.

It was created in 1995 to provide facilities for displaying aspects of Yate’s past history and for providing archive and research facilities for the storage of artefacts, documents, maps and photographs relevant to Yate.

  • Address: Yate & District Heritage Centre, Church Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5BG
  • Tel:  01454 862200
  • Location: To view the centre’s location, please see the map at the bottom of this page.

Town Council funds New Building

In 2000, the Heritage Centre relocated to a new venue next to St Mary’s Church; to the site of former stables dating from the 1840’s, behind the historic White Lion pub. 

Yate Town Council funded and supported the creation of the purpose-built Heritage Centre which is comprised of two multi-purpose exhibition galleries and a workroom which houses the archive and also provides storage space.

Located in the Heart of Yate

Yate Heritage Centre is blessed with many advantages, not least location.  The venue is both situated in the heart of the old parish of Yate amidst a historic church, schools and pubs and is conveniently close to the town centre and thus easily accessible to visitors. 

Local History Collections

At the heart of the work of the Heritage Centre are the local history collections.  Currently, the Centre possesses a collection of over 3,000 objects; these include a permanent collection of significant local artefacts as well as photographs, maps and oral history recordings.

Yate and District Oral History Project

Yate Heritage Centre can also boast important local history collections including the Creda Archive linked to the Parnall industrial site, the Harries collection of Newman photographs and repositories linked to local historians past and present.

Regular Exhibitions & Events

Yate Heritage Centre is committed to providing the public with regularly changing exhibitions and events, which prove stimulating and accessible. 

Since 2000, the Centre has produced a myriad of local history displays covering and reflecting the industrial, archaeological and community history of the area.  The majority of projects have involved local people and school children.

Similarly, local historical and community groups have produced their own local history exhibitions at the Heritage Centre which has provided the chance for local people to showcase their fine art, craft and photographic work in the galleries.

Current Exhibitions

Poster - a night out in Yate 8 June to 30 August
A night out in Yate
Poster - House and Home 27th July to 29th September
House & Home

Workshops

Our much loved summer school holiday workshops are back! To keep visitors safe, places on our workshop are limited, please contact our team by email or phone to book a space!

Email: info@yateheritage.co.uk
Tel: 01454 862 200

Clay Workshop:

Roll up your sleeves and be inspired by nature at our Clay Animal Workshop! Fly on in to Yate Heritage Centre on Friday 6th of August at 10:30am.

Clay Animal Workshop YHC

Stomp Rocket Workshop:

Bringing a bang to your summer we’re launching into to school holidays with Stomp Rocket Workshops! Join us for take-off on Friday 6th August at 1.30pm.

Stomp Rocket Workshop YHC

Seaside Craft Workshop:

Are we there yet?! Whether you’re hitting the road or staycationing this summer, school holiday fun is surfing into Yate with Seaside Craft Workshops! The tide is high so we’re running x2 Seaside craft sessions, Tuesday 24th August at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Seaside Craft Workshop YHC

Quizzes, lectures and more…

Yate Heritage Centre hosts a variety of historical and educational events.  Since 2000, holiday events have taken place, catering for different age groups.  In addition, the Centre provides regular quizzes, monthly lectures and holds other events on an ad-hoc basis.

Regular Events

Yate Heritage Centre hold events throughout the year. You can view forthcoming events on the Heritage Centre’s calendar of events for residents of Yate, Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding area.

Free Educational Service

Although the majority of work takes place within the Heritage Centre building, a free educational service for local schools is provided and this remains a high priority. 

Since opening, the Centre has developed educational and research materials on key National Curriculum topics for local schools and has conducted practical sessions utilising historical artefacts and documents.

Looking for Volunteers

Yate Heritage Centre is a dynamic facility devoted to serving the local area.  To sustain progress and remain effective, volunteers are always needed to take part in history projects and to help staff the building. 

Alternatively, if you are interested in joining the Yate Heritage Centre Friends Scheme, please contact David Hardill, Community Heritage Officer, on 01454 862200 or email David via our contact page.

Interested in Hiring this Venue?

Yate Heritage Centre is available for hire and can accommodate 25 people seated or 50 standing downstairs and 16 seated or 25 standing upstairs. There is a stairlift to cater for disabled visitors.

The venue can be hired from 9am – 5pm on Mondays and Fridays only.

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