Come and visit Yate Heritage Centre and relive the past through our fascinating FREE exhibitions. Plan your visit by checking our opening times and finding out how to get here. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Wonderful World of Murray Dowding Tuesday 3rd December 2019 10:30 am - Tuesday 28th January 2020 11:30 am Discover the wonderful world of renowned photographer Murray Dowding, who lived and worked in Yate and Chipping Sodbury  from the late 19th to the mid 20th century. This display illustrates the wide range of photograph he took of the Yate and Sodbury area in the first half of the 20th century. Without Dowding's images, we would have little of the historical record we can enjoy today. The display also features farming and retail artefacts from Dowding's time in the early 20th century. 
  • Newman Industries Wednesday 29th January 2020 10:30 am - Wednesday 25th March 2020 11:30 am We look again at Newman Industries, a major feature of the economic, social and physical history of the Yate area. With new images, film and artefacts, we are able to tell the story of Newman Industries and its effects on recent generations of local people. This will also be a great opportunity for us to show off our outstanding collection of Newman related artefacts and photographic archive.    


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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


"Fantastic! Thorough and comprehensive. Lots of visual things for the children....".
St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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Learning with Yate Heritage Centre

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

We can offer:

  • Loans Boxes 
  • Visits to your school
  • Visits to our Heritage Centre

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.

Visit our learning page to find out more.