Friends of Yate & District Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre has a committed and enthusiastic Friends Group who primarily raise funds but also provide practical back-up to the Centre.

Why become a Friend of Yate Heritage Centre?

Membership of the Friends provides an opportunity to meet the people involved with the work of the Centre and become involved in specific projects which may be of interest to them. Friends are invited to events at the Centre, some of which are not open to the public such as previews, exhibitions and parties.

Free Entry to Lectures

They have free entry to the lectures, which take place every month and have priority use of all research material and free photocopying and scanning facilities.

Newsletter and Friends Bulletin

Members receive the Heritage Centre Newsletter and Friends Bulletin which keep them informed on all the events and activities taking place throughout the year.

Social Events

The Friends hold regular fund raising coffee mornings, and run various stalls, e.g. tea, cakes, books, jewellery etc. at the Heritage Centre community events. On the social side, The Friends organise regular tours and visits to various venues throughout the year and usually have a concession against the cost of the trip.

How do I become a Friend?

Full details of how to become a Friend can be obtained from the Heritage Centre.

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Forthcoming Events

Take a look at our calendar of forthcoming events in Yate. If you find something of interest, then we would love to see you there.

What People are Saying

"It was well planned, informative with lots to see and lots to do".
Pupils at Broadway Infants School

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Learning with Yate Heritage Centre

We work with Original local archive material, photographs, maps, census forms and oral history

  • Workshops Activities
  • KS1, KS2 and KS3
  • Local History, Life and Events

Inspire the curiosity of your class. Help them to understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change, the diversity and relationships between different groups in their own locality through time.

  • Changes within living memory
  • Significant Event of National Importance
  • Events beyond living memory

Visit our learning page to find out more or download our latest newsletter below.