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 closed Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. ,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.

Rabbit Pe Supper 1944
Rabbit Pie Supper

We have two photographs this month we would like help with.

They were both taken in Rose Brothers Canteen on Jan 14th 1944 at the ‘Rabbit Pie Supper’.

Can you help us identify the people in the photo or do you know anything more about the event?

Please get in touch:


An evening with Margaret Dickinson

Saturday 26th April at 7 pm at St. Georges Church Hall, Heapham Road, Gainsborough

Born in Gainsborough, Margaret moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by twenty-five further titles including: Plough the Furrow, Sow the Seed and Reap the Harvest, which made up her Lincolnshire Fleethaven Trilogy. Many of her novels are set in the heart of her home county.

Margaret will, along the course of the evening, provide insight into the origins and research she has made in writing her many books.

Please note - there is a limit of 100 people at this venue, so please get in touch to book your ticket. Details are at the end of this page.

Admission: £5 (£3 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.


The Gainsborough Heritage Association is a small charity that works to help preserve Gainsborough’s history and heritage.

We’re a registered charity (No: 1077538).

We’re based at 12, North Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2HS.