Gainsborough Heritage Centre
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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.


‘In the Frame’ - The works of Karl Wood

25th October to 9th November 2014

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of Karl Salisbury Wood - artist, Art Master, organist, art teacher and local legend.

Take a look at the many paintings he produced, now forming a distinct archive of the local areas past. The examples on display will include landmarks, lost yards, and his famous windmills.

Admission: £3 (£1.50 members

Opening dates are:

Saturday 25th Oct 9am until 3pm

Sunday 26th October 11am until 4pm

Tuesday 28th October 10am until 2pm

Friday 31st October 6pm until 9pm

Saturday 1st November 9am until 3pm

Sunday 2nd November 11am until 4pm

Tuesday 4th November 10am until 2pm

Friday 7th November 6pm until 9pm

Saturday 8th November 9am until 3pm

Sunday 9th November 11am until 4pm



Rose Brothers (Gainsborough) Ltd - A History

Saturday 25th October at 7pm at the Gainsborough Methodist Church

Susan Edlington, of the Gainsborough Heritage Association, will be giving a presentation on the history of one of the town’s largest engineering firms - Rose Brothers (Roses). This informative talk is taken from an historic lecture given by Rose Brother’s Mr Phillipson, an employee of the company.

Seats are limited to 50, so please book your ticket early.

Admission: £3 (£1.50 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.

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