Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Parish Church
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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 have a whale, that was found in the Trent in 1938. It was photographed at Furleys Wharf. The whale’s body was put on display for the town’s residents to see.

Do you know anything more about the whale? We’d love to hear from you if you do, our contact details are below.

Sept 1938 Whale at Furleys Wharf

Exhibition and Living History Weekend

‘A Big Night Out’ - Cinema, Theatre and Dancehalls

Come and join us on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July for our Living History Weekend at the Gainsborough Heritage Centre..

Saturday - 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Exhibition runs from 10th May to 19th July 2014

Matinee’s at the Gaumont Childrens Club, the back row of The State, shows at Kings, and waltzing around the floor of the Drill Hall. This exhibition will take you back to the days when cinema and theatre were the kings of weekend entertainment. Take a seat in our ‘picture house’, see the original Trinity Projector and remember to stand for the National Anthem!

Admission: £3 (£1.50 for members)


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.