We are continuing to monitor the Government Guidelines regarding the improving Covid-19 situation and are currently hoping to be able to re-open in a limited way towards the end of June 2021 if permitted and safe to do so.
We are also always looking for volunteers to help us promote the heritage of Dursley and Cam so if anyone is interested please send an email via this website or call 01453 549323. We will be very pleased to hear from you.
Further updates will be posted here. Thank you for your continuing support.
At the current time (September 2020) it looks like the Heritage Centre will be unable to reopen before Spring 2021 but this will be kept under review. However, there is a possibility that we will be open to sell copies of the Dursley Lantern in December this year.
Thank you for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as we are able to resume activities.
With the very popular gardening exhibition now finished we now have on display some panoramic photographs of Dursley’s earlier secondary schools. If you attended one of them you may well wish to visit to spot yourself or a friend or family member.
A new exhibition has opened at Dursley Heritage Centre which looks at the history of gardens, gardeners and gardening in Dursley. It will take a look back at the many gardens, both large and small, which have graced the town of Dursley over the years. It will also take a look at the people who owned them and those who tended to them as well as the activity of gardening itself. The exhibition will run until 27th July 2019.
The Heritage Centre now has a collection of folders on display for visitors to browse. The folders contain numerous photographs and pieces of information relating to all parts of Dursley and provide a fascinating insight into the town’s history.
A new exhibition has just opened at Dursley Heritage Centre which looks back at the history of the town’s two cinemas – the Victoria (Odeon) and the Regal (ABC). These two venues were a great source of entertainment to the town’s residents and are remembered fondly by many. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts from both cinemas showing the buildings, the publicity, the staff who ran them and the film goers who attended. It will run from Tuesday 25th September until 30th November 2018.
A new exhibition has just opened at Dursley Heritage Centre looking back at the 125 year history of Dursley’s own football club. Since its origins in 1893 as ‘Dursley St. James’, the club has been in continuous operation since. Photographs, posters, programmes and other memorabilia are on display so if you’re interested in football, or the local history of the area then do come on in. You may even spot yourself or someone you know! The exhibition is due to run until 21st July.
A new exhibition called “The Quest for the Castle”.has just opened at Dursley Heritage Centre which shows a collection of information about Dursley Castle prior to 1886. There will be a study of the Castle site from the 16th century manorial leases of Dursley as well as some background to the family who built it, maintained it, let it go to ruin then demolished it and carried away its stones. The exhibition will run until the end of April 2018.