Historical Resources

Local History Groups

Yate is fortunate in having several enthusiastic local history groups, the most prominent being:

  • Yate District Oral History Group
    Yate History and Oral History collections. Tel: 01454 862200
  • Sodbury Vale Family History Group
    Family History knowledge and facilities.
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  • South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group
    Knowledge and collections of mining, quarries and Celestine history
  • Sodbury Local History Society
    Collections of Chipping Sodbury images and documents.
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Museums in Bristol & South Gloucestershire

There are many Museums & Heritage Centres in South Gloucestershire and Bristol, here are some of them:

You can find more information onĀ . For museums with useful information linked to Yate Heritage Centre contact South Gloucestershire museums on 01454 865783 or Bristol Museums on 0117 922 3571

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Photos or Film from Yate's Past - If you own something of interest then contact Yate 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.

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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.