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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interesting, informative exhibits and truly delightful staff. Our favourite place in Gainsborough.

Our visit to this lovely museum was a sheer delight. Interesting, informative exhibits and set in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark B
Another Step Back in Time

We came to Gainsborough to visit the Old Hall which was incredible, next on the list of places to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spalding, United Kingdom
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“local history”(5 reviews)
“little gem”(3 reviews)
“lovely museum”(2 reviews)
Our role is to make Gainsborough's history and heritage accessible to all. Our archives include information on companies including Marshalls and Rose Brothers, schools, buildings, local newspapers, burials and cemeteries. We have a wide variety of...more
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12 North Street, Gainsborough DN21 2HS, England
+44 1427 614533
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff were friendly and informative, good exhibits of former engineering firms Plenty of stuff to see and well laid out

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heritage centre has limited opening hours and is run by enthusiastic knowledgeable volunteers. If you are visiting Gainsborough and have viewed the Old Hall, then this should be next on your list. Set over 3 floors, here is something to see for all ages....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to this lovely museum was a sheer delight. Interesting, informative exhibits and set in a landmark building of great charm and character. The staff were the friendliest and most approachable of any museum I have ever been to and we were treated to...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Gainsborough to visit the Old Hall which was incredible, next on the list of places to visit was the Heritage Centre and we weren't disappointed. So nice to find a building being used to display the industrial history of the town. The...More

Thank 860rosie
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I came here with a mission in mind. On the second floor of this former post office, I found people who helped me locate information about family members who lived in Gainsborough in the 1900's. The centre itself is an aladdin's cave of treasures all...More

Thank Sparrowlady
AndrewBirkitt, Manager at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, so glad you enjoyed your visit and will pass your comments on to the team.

Reviewed August 4, 2018

A lovely museum dedicated to the history of the town, its industries, and its people. Interesting exhibits, great displays. Staff friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Nice tea room, too. Recommended.

Thank angry_mutant
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Excellent voulenteer staff very helpful and the tea room is well worth a visit Archives on hand and family tree helpers

Thank PeteFrost
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Gainsborough Heritage Centre today with a large group of friends. The volunteer staff opened up especially for our group so we had the place entirely to ourselves and what a wonderful time we had. The exhibition's were well presented and the research...More

Thank gillianspencer49
Reviewed June 19, 2018

My wife and I popped in to have a look around and were pleasantly surprised by how much information and interesting things there are to see! We even found a picture of our own house in taken in the early 1900's when the town was...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Living in Gainsborough we thought it would be interesting to find out about it's history. Gainsboroughs industrial history was quite impressive. The museum had time scales of what happened and when. The staff were only too happy to assist with anything. There was a large...More

Thank wshj
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June 21, 2017|
Response from AndrewBirkitt | Property representative |
Hi Jeanette, the Maypole Dairy was in the Market Place in what is now the Travel Agents next to HSBC Bank.