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Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre

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Friday 25th April 2014
10.30am: Photographic Club Exhibition (Tue-Thu and Sat)
Yate Heritage Centre

Sodbury & Yate Photographic Club Annual Exhibition runs from 15th April-9th May, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Our leading photographic club once again demonstrate their quality and versatility. Suitable for all tastes.

For more information please contact Yate and District Heritage Centre on 01454 862200 or click below.


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Saturday 26th April 2014
10.30am: St George's Day Celebrations
Yate Heritage Centre

Yate and District Heritage Centre once again hosts one of the main community events of the year, the 2014 St George Celebrations, 10.30am-4.30pm.

The Yate St George Celebrations will be a big, lively community event with all day entertainment, numerous family activities and stalls plus refreshments from St Mary's Church and the Lawns Pub.

There will be a full itinerary of English style music and dance and a whole host of activities for families to try, including craft activities and a myriad of games and history stalls. There will be numerous refreshments served on site, (including the famous bacon butties courtesy of the Friends of YHC).

Highlights of the day include: - Rag Morris, Morris dancing, Spaniel in the Works theatre, folk... Read more >>


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Saturday 26th July 2014
7pm: WWI Centenary Event
Yate Heritage Centre

For more information contact the Heritage Centre on 01454 862200 or click below.


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Saturday 20th September 2014
Yate International Festival
Yate Heritage Centre

A celebration of local cultures in South Gloucestershire with performances through the day.

Also, sample different cultures through workshops, games, demonstrations and food.

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How to Contact Yate Heritage Centre

  • Phone 01454 862200 with your enquiry
  • Email:
  • Visit www.yateheritage.co.uk for much more information.

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The Rise and Fall of Newman Industries

Our new publication is "The Rise and Fall of Newman Industries", now on sale at Yate Heritage Centre at £2.50.

The booklet charts the history of this famous Yate firm during its rise, heyday and fall and covers the impact it made on the lives of local people from the 1930s through to the closure in 1988.

It includes a variety of fantastic new images from the 1950s and 1960s.

Diamond Jubilee Yate and District Heritage Centre celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with a children’s street party, games, activities, sports and stalls. Steve Webb MP joined in the fun and cut the celebration cake. (Photo: Dave Bruten)

About the 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.


What you'll discover inside

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.

Tudor Food Tasting Tudor Food

Get involved

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.

Hire the Centre

You can hire The Heritage Centre, which has two multi-purpose galleries and welcomes the disabled, through Yate Town Council.

How to find the Centre

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.

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