We may no longer have a Heritage Centre (though we're still working on it...!), but we do now have the...
Officially opened on 14 June 2009, you can now visit a small but permanent exhibition on the heritage of Heanor and the surrounding area.
The Heritage Corner is situated on the second floor of the Heanor Antiques Centre, on Church Square, Heanor (at the junction of Ilkeston Road and Street). The premises themselves are still best known by many as the former site of "Machin and Hartwell's".
The Heritage Corner occupies around 12 shelving units. For the opening, there are a number of general displays of photographs on the constituent parts of the district along with themes such as industry and transport. It is intended that the displays will change several times a year, so please visit more than once. We also intend having an on-screen slide-show in one of the cabinets.
The Heritage Corner is open whenever the Antiques Centre is open, which is from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
The nature of the building is such that access for people with disabilities is extremely difficult - if in doubt, please contact us before travelling.
Heanor Antiques Centre is one of the most visited collectors' centres in the country, so is worth a visit in its own right. If you make a trip just to see the Heritage Corner, please spend a little time looking around the antiques as well - there is something for every budget!
There is a small free car park at the rear of the Centre, but please note that the car park at the side of the building is "Pay and Display".
The Centre also has a cafe, which can provide refreshments and light meals.
If you would like to know more about the Heanor Antiques Centre, or for contact details, etc., please have a look at their own website, www.heanorantiquescentre.co.uk.
Last modified on 29 September 2013 12:49