Alfreton Heritage Centre Opening Hours

10th October 2017. The Heritage Chapel is being refurbished.  It's a pretty big job - quite a big bigger than we first thought!  We're moving into the 21st century and are doing our best to ensure that we give the best possible service to all those who live or have lived or have relatives in - our quite extensive area! Therefore, it will take us until well into November before we're ready to open again.  We're so sorry to the many people who call in to see us every week, but we feel sure that when we do re-open you'll all feel that it's been worth the wait.   We'll post on our website and on our Facebook page when our Grand Re-Opening will take place.    In the meantime, 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.   Not only is the Heritage Chapel being refurbished, but we're also logging all our artefacts onto a database (this could take some time!) which will enable us to answer queries and source information at the click of a mouse. It certainly is a fascinating exercise, getting to grips with a collection of almost 25 years standing - in fact we will be ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the chapel's opening in style - in July 2018. 

There will be progress reports, in the meantime please don't hesitate to contact us via our Facebook page on any issues of local heritage.

The Alfreton Dragon, the 1817 Pentrich Revolution and 1912 Miners Strike

When we re-open, you'll see the 1912 Miners Strike display which centres around Alfreton’s own John Marshall, pictured on the front page of the Daily Mirror of February 12th 1912 as the first miner to walk out in a national strike lasting 37 days. 

The Pentrich Revolution BiCentenary display can now be seen at "MADE@No. 18", 18 Church Street, Alfreton.   The  new dragon, organised by Steven Meakin in conjunction with Alfreton Town Council, is temporarily housed at the Trust Chapel until it is hoisted aloft onto the roof of what would have been Alfreton's Town Hall.  The dragon will be covered in dust-sheets during our refurbishment, we will announce when it has been moved to its new home.

Featuring on our Events Page is the 2017/2018 programme for Pentrich Historical Society

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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.

 

ALFRETON HERITAGE CENTRE

 

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 OBJECTIVES

 

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

THE AIMS

 
  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.