Alfreton Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Open from 2-4pm every Sunday afternoon.

28th February 2018.  Now that we're up and running again we're making plans for our 25th anniversary celebrations over the weekend of 7th/8th July.  First of all is a talk on Tuesday 26th June, 7.30 pm in the Palmer Morewood Social Centre, entitled "The Story of Two Crosses". This is a WW1 presentation by his great-grandson Tim Coltman on the life of William Coltman VC, who was awarded the Victoria Cross among a number of other medals.  Because of his faith he refused to fight but went to war as a stretcher bearer.  He is now  described as the highest decorated non commissioned officer of the British Army. 

Many thanks to the many people who are coming along to see our new displays. The new projector is in use, photos and local history DVDs are now on screen.    The chapel has been transformed by our amazing team of painters and refurbishers, it even feels bigger inside.     Don't forget to check out the new Wyvern Dragon on the roof of the old town hall, thanks to Steven's immense efforts and collaboration with the Town Council.  We're striving to make sure that we cover Alfreton and the surrounding district - from Morton down to Swanwick, Ironville to Crich - it's a big area with a fascinating history. 

 The Pentrich Revolution exhibition has been moved to "MADE@No. 18", an independent cafe/bistro with theatrical and creative arts connections, situated at No. 18 Church Street, DE55 9AH, telephone 01773 279112.   The task of logging all our artefacts onto a database is under way, this should enable us to answer queries and source information at the click of a mouse. As the collection has taken 25 yeares to amass it's a pretty big job.  Watch out for our silver celebrations over the first weekend in July. 

How Can You Help?

Alfreton & District Heritage Trust

The Heritage Trust originated in an idea conceived and initially nurtured by the Rotary Club of Alfreton during the winter of 1983. Various local social, civic and educational organisations joined together with interested individuals and formed a steering committee from which the society was established.

We stock a range of books and maps for sale at  the Chapel, click here to view the list.  

Application was made to the Charity Commission for registration as a charitable Civic Trust and this was granted in late 1984.




Our centre in the Cemetery Chapel in Rodgers Lane Alfreton has been open since July 3rd 1993. The Chapel, built by Alfreton Burial Board in 1891, is substantially in its original form. The centre houses an extensive collection of local artefacts, documents and photographs and is open on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm and at other times by appointment.




The Society is established for the public benefit for the following purposes

  1. To hold a collection of artefacts in suitable premises reflecting the geography, history, natural history and architecture, also the environment and traditions of the area
  2. To educate the public in the area's geography,history, natural history and architecture
  3. To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area
  4. To stimulate public interest in the area


  1. To promote civic pride in the area
  2. To promote research directly connected with the objectives of the Society
  3. To co-operate with the local authorities, all other authorities and organisations having aims similar to those of the Society
  4. To publish papers, reports and other literature
  5. To collect information in relation to any place, erection or building of beauty or historic interest within the area
  6. To hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions and generally educate public opinion 
  7. To acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise,properties, structures or artefacts desirable for preservation
  8. To encourage the continuance and improvement of the basic traditions of the area.