Previous News and Exhibitions

Do you want to exhibit?

We encourage local artists and heritage groups to show their work in our temporary gallery. It’s free, but we ask you to set up your exhibition. Please get in touch if you’d like a slot in our programme.

We also have two temporary exhibition cases for displaying smaller guest collections. Just drop us a line if you have a collection you’d like to share with the local community and visitors to the area.

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16th September–31st October

This is a quilting and textiles extravaganza, presented by celebrated quilter, Gillian Arkley, and award-winning textiles artist, Helen Cowans. Textiles and quilts of their personal quilting journeys, featuring Northumberland landscapes, eastern patterns and a riot of colour will be exhibited. Quilting groups, sewing groups and anyone with an interest in art and the landscape should really enjoy it.

Vintage Car DayThe annual "Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day" will be held on Sunday 22nd April 2018 between 10am and 4pm. This popular event is an important fund raising event for the Heritage Centre. In recent years we have attracted over 70 vehicles comprising cars, tractors, motor cycles and commercial vehicles. During the day a "lighthearted" competition is held with visitors and exhibitors asked to vote for the best turned out vehicle. The winner receives a cup and trophy which are donated by friends of the late Ian McInnes, who was an enthusiastic supporter of the event. 

For further details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0780 085 3475.

(Image courtesy of one of our volunteers, Mick Maughan)

Our current Constitution can be found here. A new Constitution is being proposed at the February 2018 AGM, it can be found here for consultation.

Notice of AGM

In 2018 we hope to revamp the entrance and lobby to the centre making it a more attractive and useable welcome for the visitor.

We are also looking at some audio guide equipment for visitors to use to explain some of the key parts of the museum exhibition as they walk around it.

Our website will be revamped in 2018 and we hope to offer more facilities and information for both visitors and Friends of the Museum.

It looks to be an exciting year - please revisit the website to keep track of these developments as they progress - we will keep you informed.

Thank you.

Our temporary exhibitions for 2018 include:

  1. The Womens Institute 100th Anniversary exhibition will be retained during April;
  2. In May and June our focus is on the Band of Hope, the History of the Temperance Movement;
  3. July and August sees our North British Railway Exhibition with a book due out soon to coincide with the Exhibition;
  4. In September and October we will have an exhibition looking at the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

We will publish more detailed news and information nearer the time of each exhibition. We hope to see you at the Heritage Centre during these exhbitions and of course you are welcome any other time we are open.

Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day

Vintage car DayThe annual "Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day" will be held on Sunday 22nd April 2018 between 10am and 4pm. This popular event is an important fund raising event for the Heritage Centre. In recent years we have attracted over 70 vehicles comprising cars, tractors, motor cycles and commercial vehicles. During the day a "lighthearted" competition is held with visitors and exhibitors asked to vote for the best turned out vehicle. The winner receives a cup and trophy which are donated by friends of the late Ian McInnes, who was an enthusiastic supporter of the event. 

For further details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0780 085 3475.

(Image courtesy of one of our volunteers, Mick Maughan)