Gainsborough Heritage Association

Gainsborough Heritage Association is a registered charity, founded over 21 years ago we made it our mission to protect, preserve and promote the towns rich and vibrant past.  Our Centre is open regularly 3 times a week, every Tues, Sat and Sun and we also hold regular events, exhibitions and openings that fall outside our normal opening times. More of which can be discovered on our regularly updated what's on page

We have an extensive archive of local history information, a research service available and a well stocked shop with books, CDs and DVDs that cover a large array of subjects on both the town and the districts past. 

Information about joining the Gainsborough Heritage Association is available on our Membership page. Fancy getting involved yourself as a volunteer then you can learn more at our volunteers page where you can download the form to apply.

Explore our website to learn more about what we have to offer and how we continue to develop the centre and the association to preserve our heritage for future generations.

Centre and Events

Centre & Events

Gainsborough Heritage Centre hold regular events throughout the year, including Lectures, Special Exhibitions, Dances and Living History events.

Keep an eye on our events page to find out more about what is going on.


Local History Archives

Local Archives

Our role is to make Gainsborough's history and heritage accessible to all. 

Our archives include information on  Marshalls & Rose Brothers, schools, buildings, local newspapers, burials & cemeteries & much more.

Learn more...

Research Help

Research Help

We have several local archives and databases that may help with your Gainsborough related research.

Tracing your family tree?  We'll go through our records and see if we can help.

Find out more...


Our shop stocks a wide range of CDs, books (many of which our by local authors), DVDs and gifts for all ages. 

You can buy direct from Gainsborough Heritage Centre or we're happy to post items to you.

Visit the shop...

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