Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Parish Church
Christmas Cards for sale

Local History Archives

Centre and Events

Research help

Items for sale

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is on North Street.

We’re open this Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Entry to the Centre is free, apart from the exhibition.

We have a selection of books, CDs, DVDs, photographs, Marshall items and a range of gifts available.

Do you have a Gainsborough ancestor you’d like to find?

We can go through our records and see if we can help.

Our archives include information on companies including Marshalls and Rose Brothers, schools, buildings, local newspapers, burials and cemeteries.

This month we’re looking down Ashcroft Road to the Vicarage. We’re not sure when this photo was taken, however you can see the beautiful iron railings that used to be in front of the houses.

If you know when this photo was taken we would like to hear from you if you do, our contact details are below.

Donating items to the Gainsborough Heritage Association

We’re always looking for donations for the Heritage Centre. If you have an item/s that you would like to donate, please get in touch with our Archive team at archive@gainsboroughheritage,com


Life in WWI Gainsborough

9th August to 12th October 2014

Life during the First World War was tough. Generations of men were sent to fight for King and Country at the Front knowing that they may never return. In this exhibition, we look at what life was like for those who were left at home; the children, the women who went to work for the first time, and how the people of the town reacted to the changes to every day life. The exhibition remembers the Centenary of the beginning of the War in 1914.

Admission: £3 (£1.50 members)


The Vicarage on Ashcroft Road

Gainsborough Heritage Association


The Gainsborough Heritage Association is a registered charity.  Our Centre is open 6 days a month and we hold regular events and exhibitions. We have an extensive archive of local history information, a research service available and a well stocked shop with books, CDs and DVDs.  Information about joining the Gainsborough Heritage Association is on our Contact pages.

Click on the photos below to find out more.