After its recent refurbishment Gainsborough’s Heritage Centre now houses a quirky themed tea room which highlights the history of the building.
The Telephone Exchange Tea Room serves a lovely range of refreshments and a wide range of cakes.
The Tea Room is open every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday and is situated on the ground floor.
If you are a new visitor to the centre it focuses on the town’s rich industrial heritage with displays of machinery and Gainsborough made products from the local factories of Marshall’s, Roses and Edlingtons.
The town’s social history is preserved with a reconstruction of a typical early 20th Century street, including period shops, a house, and telephone exchange/post office.
The centre on the corner of North Street and Spital Terrace, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm and Sunday from 11am until 4pm.
Last admission is at 3.30pm.
Admission charges are £3 for non-members of the Association and free entry for members.
Group visits to the Heritage Centre can be arranged and staff will organise to open the Centre for a weekday or evening session.
Standard membership of the centre is £10 for a year running from January to December.
Group membership is £30 and life membership of the Centre is £100.
One of the key benefits of a membership is you have free entry to the centre to visit the displays or to research in the archives as often as you may wish.
For more details about membership and future exhibitions at the centre you can email the Heritage Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.gainsboroughheritage.com or you can call 01427 610526.