Glossop Heritage Centre

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Glossop Heritage Centre is currently closed. It was created by local heritage enthusiasts who wish to share the pleasures and interests of the town and surrounding countryside with a wider public. The centre was housed in a building close to Norfolk Square in the centre of Glossop and contains a permanent exhibition about the area's history, plus an extensive local archive and an Art Gallery. The permanent exhibition illustrated the area's past, from pre-history to the twentieth century, emphasising the strong influence on the town's economic and social structure made by the Dukes of Norfolk and the Victorian mill-owners. The exhibition featured an authentic Victorian Kitchen and numerous historical costumes. Regularly changing exhibitions were also held, usually illustrating specific aspects of the town's development and local subjects of general interest - natural history, arts and crafts, sporting activities, schools, family history, local history and the influence of the railways.
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK035942

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How to get there

By Road:
the Centre lies in the heart of Glossop, close to the junction of the A57 Snake Road and the A624 Buxton - Glossop road.

By Bus: there are regular buses from Manchester to Glossop.

By Train: Glossop station lies only a short distance away, with regular trains to Manchester.
When is it open?

The Henry St centre has had to close as of Sept 2009 due to lack of funding and sales caused by the current recession.

The Glossop and District Heritage Trust Registered Charity itself continues and in the new year will be seeking new premises. Till then we do not wish to disappoint our visitors who come to browse or do research.
What does it cost?

Admission is free, but donations are welcome

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.


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