Yate Heritage Centre
Yate Heritage Centre has recently acquired Full Museum Accreditation status.
This is a national standard recognising that we represent a recognisable measure of quality of museum service.
Yate Heritage Centre will be undertaking a community history project based on Domestic Service in the Yate area.
This will be taking place for the remainder of 2020 and the first half of 2021.
If anyone with any knowledge or memories of domestic service or any background or photos please do let us know.
Domestic service was a major employer in the area during the 19th and early 20th centuries and there were scores of houses with servants carrying out all manner of jobs.
We would love to learn more about this important part of our social history.
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.