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“Well Worth A Visit”

Gainsborough Heritage Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 displays and changing exhibitions, well established research room and a small tea room with full facilities. We welcome all visitors and have a lift to provide disabled access to all floors.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

For anyone wanting to know more about Gainsborough's past this is an excellent place to start. The staff were helpful and chatty. They have obviously worked hard to create the exhibition spaces and to build up a repository of local history. More power to their collective elbows!

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Don't be put off by the fact the museum is on a busy street corner. There is considerable street and car park parking near by. You will not be dissapointed; this review is just topping up all the previous review comments. Home made cake, tea served in a pot with China cups and saucers, milk in school milk bottles. This sets the scene of the thorough research in setting up the museum from true local exhibits, their choice of paint colours and a band of welcoming volunteers in remarkable Gainsborough style. I find it one of the friendliest places I have ever visited.
The third floor contains archives of buildings, people, streets and events. The volunteers have contributed hours of work to preserve the history of this important but unsung little town.

Thank Jackienafrica
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AndrewBirkitt, other at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thankyou so much for your very kind words I will be sure to pass your comments on to the team. So glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Bright, sunny building over 3 floors, including a lift. Well thought out and clean. The highlight was the top floor where many records were available to browse.

1  Thank Julie G
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AndrewBirkitt, other at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thankyou Julie, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Andrew Birkitt, Chairman

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

An interesting and eclectic little museum and heritage centre. Friendly. Volunteer run. This is a town with an important and interesting history as a river port and engineering history, but little known in the rest of the country, so lots to learn.

1  Thank Christopher P
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AndrewBirkitt, other at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thankyou Christopher will pass on your kind words to the team.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I saw an advert for the Gainsborough Heritage Centre, so decided to pop along with my Husband last Sunday afternoon, wow what a find. This place is steeped with the history of Gainsborough,three floors of, photos, videos, memorabilia. There are a few mock up shops, street scenes and so much more. We spent nearly two hours at the Centre and had some wonderful conversations with the staff, who by the way are all volunteers. If you have any connection with Gainsborough or Marshalls engineering this is a must attraction to go and visit. There is also a little cafe on the ground floor, which you can actually use without paying entry I believe. We will certainly return, a little gem on our door step and all for £3.00, children are free. Thank you Gainsborough Heritage Centre, you're doing a great job!

Thank mini1962
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AndrewBirkitt, Chairman at Gainsborough Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thankyou, so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you return. We have a hard working team of volunteers and I will be sure to pass on your comments.

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