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

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.


Fit into the Forties

22nd November 2014 to Jan 31st 2015

Come with us as we step back 70 years to 1944 as we view the social aspects of life in WWII. Meet the ladies who, following the recent lift on blackout restrictions, are setting about putting up their new ‘make do and mend’ curtains. Wg. Cd. Fox and Sqn. Ld. Hutton are back with news of the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz, and young evacuee, George, is setting into a new term at school following reforms that have just seen the introduction of the 11+. Above all this, we are preparing for another Christmas at War! Chin up!

Admission: £3 (£1.50 members)


New Marshall publications for sale:

Duplicate Wearing Parts and Fittings - for Marshall Portable & Semi Portable engines, Loco,, Boilers etc.  £20 for both sections. A high-quality copy of this 38 page illustrated and descriptive list. Printed on heavy-weight photographic paper, it is in two sections, both comb-ring bound. Each section has a description list and illustrations. More details and a list of machinery here.


Marshall Portable Duplicate Wearing Parts

The Track Marshall at Work in Agriculture and Industry £10  A 12 page copy of this brochure, comb bound. Again, a hight quality copy, printed on heavy-weight photographic paper and comb-bound. More details, including list of machinery here.

Track Marshall at work

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre will be open as usual on Saturdays, 2nd Sunday of the month, and also Tuesdays (10am until 2pm) until Saturday 20th December.

We will then be closed until Saturday 10th January 2015.

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.

Click on the photos below to find out more.