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!

  • Mining around Yate and South Gloucestershire Wednesday 12th October 2016 10:30 am - Sunday 27th November 2016 4:30 pm Mining around Yate and South Gloucestershire charts the history of coal mining and Celestine mining in the Yate area from earliest times to current archaeological work. Recent finds from excavations will be on display including a full size kibble (tub) formerly used in Celestine production around Yate.
  • The History of Parnall Yate Monday 23rd January 2017 10:30 am - Saturday 11th March 2017 4:30 pm Parnalls of Yate resonates throughout the Bristol region as a vital part of our local modern history. The exhibition concentrates on the post war history of the modern Whirlpool site with displays of numerous of the products made at the site and special objects such as engineers'  toolboxes.


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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

  • 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

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