10.30am: Down the Market Exhibition (Tue-Thur & Sat)
Yate Heritage Centre
Thursday 24th of January to Wednesday 13th of March, 10.30-4.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Discover the world of our historic markets and fairs in the Yate and Sodbury areas and the impact they had on the farmers and shoppers of yesteryear.
There will be background to the markets of Sodbury, Yate and surrounding parishes, many of which people would never have realised had a market.
We will have some farming and market related artefacts as well as our major artefacts we display permanently.
Yate Heritage Centre
Yate and District Heritage Centre celebrates Yate’s cultural, historical, social and industrial past.
It does so by staging thought-provoking and varied exhibitions and events, including a regular series of quizzes, historical lectures and other one-off sessions - see the right hand side of this page for more details.
All parts of the community are involved in generating historical information at the Yate Heritage Centre. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
The Centre contains the two major local history collections and these are available to the public on open days and through appointment.
There are over 3,000 objects in the Centre’s collections acquired since the mid 1990s.
They include: historic 3D objects, maps, photographs and documents, as well as an educational handling collection.
The Centre also houses the Oral History Project Group's collection of photographs, tapes, documents and of course oral history, amounting to 4,000 items.
Yate and District Heritage Centre welcomes volunteers.
If you would like to help with displays or events, or would like to join the Friends Scheme, please contact the Community Heritage Officer, David Hardill.
The address is Church Road, Yate, BS37 5BG
You'll find the Heritage Centre between the White Lion Pub and St Mary's Church.
Its location is the site of former stables dating back to the 1840s.
This prestigious building and key location make the Centre accessible to visitors.