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Saturday 25th October 2014

Tudor Yate and Sodbury (Tue-Thu and Sat)
Yate Heritage Centre

16 October – 29 November (Tue-Thu and Sat), 10.30am-4.30pm.

This exhibition looks at all things Tudor in this area. The 16th century were times of great turmoil and change both locally and nationally. We look at major events including the role of William Tyndale at Little Sodbury and the building of the East Wing of Acton Court. There are some fascinating things to see in the display looking at home and working life.

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


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10.30am: Photographic Exhibition (Tue-Thu and Sat)
Yate Heritage Centre

Sodbury & Yate Photographic Club Annual Exhibition runs from 23rd October - 23rd November, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Pete Alford and Simon Gerhard's Photographic Exhibition.

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


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Yate & District Heritage Centre
Yate & District Heritage Centre

How to Contact Yate Heritage Centre

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

Opening Hours

Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre


Latest News

Yate & District Heritage Centre secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for First World Centenary Projects

Yate & District Heritage Centre has received £3250, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Yate Area First World War Community Project.

Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus on creating a First World War Centenary event at Yate Heritage Centre, exhibition on the history of Yate and Sodbury people during the First World War and booklets on the First World War of people locally and nationally.

World War One Centenary Demonstrators

World War One Centenary Demonstrators

The projects will enable local people in the Yate area to come together to understand their history linked to the First World War through demonstrators, activities and performances at the Centenary History Day.

The Centenary exhibition will draw upon the First World War collections, histories and artefacts of local people and will be made possible by the efforts of local volunteers.

Both Yate Heritage Centre and the U3A History Group are working with local people to bring their First World War histories to life for the community and future generations.

The First World War had an immense impact on the Yate and Sodbury areas. The conflict brought modern industry to the area including the factories which dominated Yate during the 20th century.

The display, booklets, history event and demonstrations will bring to life the most important parts of the area’s modern history to children, families and the remainder of the community for years to come.

Commenting on the award, Cherry Hubbard, Education Assistant of Yate & District Heritage Centre said "This is such a great boost to the work of the Heritage Centre and for bringing alive the First World War for local young people and the community at large".

Elly Hoyle, Head of History, Brimsham Green School commented; "As a school and wider community, it is incredibly important that this landmark anniversary is commemorated and that young people are given an opportunity to remember and reflect on the legacy of the First World War".

Nerys Watts, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund South west said: "The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. The Heritage Lottery Fund has already invested £57 million - in projects, large and small – that are making this global Centenary; with our Small Grant programme, we are enabling even more communities like those involved in the "Yate Area First World War community Project" to continue to explore the continuing legacy of the conflict and help young people broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.".

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.

Get involved

Yate Heritage Centre

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.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 25th October 2014

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Thursday 30th October 2014

Friday 31st October 2014

Tuesday 4th November 2014

Sunday 9th November 2014

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Tuesday 18th November 2014

Wednesday 19th November 2014

Monday 24th November 2014

Saturday 29th November 2014

Thursday 4th December 2014

Saturday 13th December 2014

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