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.

Centre opening times and events, exhibitions and talks

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.

History of the Gainsborough Parish Church School was £10 now £5

Discounted books for sale

Postcards from Gainsborough’s Past was £15 now £10

History of the Parish Church School book cover small
Postcards from Gainsborough's Past Book cover small

Paul Howitt-Cowan Lecture

1541:  When Henry stayed over at Gainsborough’s Medieval Manor House

Weds 2nd March - Gainsborough House - 7.30pm

In August 1541, whilst on his only Northern Progress through the North of England, Henry VIII with his teenage Consort stayed over at the Old Hall in Gainsborough. We shall look at the purpose of his progress, map out the route to York and his return trip to Hampton Court, and introduce the key personalities who accompanied the royal party and the consequences of the Progress.

Admission - £4.00. Tea and biscuits available in the interval.



Karl Wood Paintings and Cabinets of Curiosity

Karl Wood’s wonderful watercolours of Gainsborough scenes are on display as part of two new exhibitions.

The second exhibition allows us to show you some of the items from our Social History Collection.

Admission: £1.50 to non-Members of the Heritage Association

Gainsborough Heritage Association


The Gainsborough Heritage Association is a registered charity.  Our Centre is open 10 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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