New: Exploratory page on Harbour Mission Church

New information about The Royal Hotel     

New page on J M W Turner and T D Whitaker

Heysham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (1960s)


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Visit Heysham

Main Street, Heysham

Heysham makes a great day out for families and it’s just 10 minutes drive from Morecambe. and now easily reached from the M6
To help you plan your visit, we have listed things to see and do, and places to eat in Heysham. We have also prepared travel directions, as well as shown other web sites that you may find useful, including Heysham tide times,, Heysham weather forecast and Morecambe Bay shipping information.+
Heysham village is only about a mile from  Heysham Harbour where the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company runs daily ferry services to the Isle of Man. Ferry passengers with time to     spare can find plenty of interest in this historic village..
The Royal Hotel (left) is one of Heysham’s oldest buildings. It is currently being extensively refurbished, with plenty of accommodation for visitors. and will re-open in April 2017.

Find out more about visiting Heysham

Read the comments of previous visirs to Heysham Hetoritage Centre

Every village has its characters; read about two of Heysham’s.

Heysham Heritage Centre

Heysham Heritage Centre

Heysham Heritage Centre is on Main Street in Lower Heysham (Heysham Village). The Heritage Centre building was formerly the barn for the adjoining cottage and they are a prime example of a 17th. century Lancashire long house. The Centre & Cottage have re-opened, following a restoration project in 2010/2011.
The long house is owned by Heritage Trust for the North West (registered charity no. 508300) and run for the benefit of visitors by volunteers of Heysham Heritage Association (HHA). HHA is an independent organisation that cares for Heysham, and membership of HHA is open to all.


The Heysham Heritage Archive
Since it formed Heysham Heritage Association has collected historical items for an archive, books, photographs,  newspaper cuttings and pictures etc. Recent acquisitions include three paintings by  Madge Mander who once lived in Heysham. This one is of another local village, Torrisholme
The archive is now being catalogued and is housed in an upper room at the Heritage Centre. Currently it has several new displays prepared specially for the Open Days, including bereavement cards, old postcards of Heysham, information about current research.                                     
If you want more information about the archive
please contact enquire@heysham heritage.org,uk

Restoration and Refurbishment


The Heritage Centre was refurbished and fitted with visitor information display panels, prior to reopening in 2011.

During the winter period 2012-13 significant improvements to the Centre shop display and stock storage areas have been made by members of Heysham Heritage Association, some skillful at joinery and decorating..

To the left is the enhanced main display area of the Centre shop, with new shelving and storage drawers.

Learn more about Heysham Heritage Centre

Read more about Heysham Heritage Association (HHA)

Visit Heritage Trust for the North West web site

See the Heysham Timeline

Visit the history page

See publications


Find out more about the Heritage Open Days

Heritage Treasure Hunt

World War I: Read about : Rectory Hospital and Village Volunteers Committee

See the Restoration photos


Heysham History

Our Heysham timeline shows notable dates in Heysham’s history. For example in 1838 a tithe map showing Heysham Parish at that date with a ‘schedule’ of owners and occupiers of property and the amount of tithe due. A small section of that map showing Heysham village (Low Heysham) is reproduced here by permission of the Public Record Office, Kew.
For researchers, we have a range of publications on the history of Heysham and DVDs including Heysham’s Jewel all of which make great gifts.
Heysham Heritage has published a range of historical publication. Earlier notable publications on the topic are detailed on the
historians page.
Our photographic image collection is regularly expanded to show pictures of the Heysham area from the turn of the 20th century and earlier. We now have recently added a 
series of group images.

Volunteers and Members

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Get involved with Heysham Heritage Centre
Heysham Heritage Centre and Cottage are operated on by volunteers of Heysham Heritage Association (HHA). With the Heritage Centre now open again, we are seeking additional volunteers to help us run the Centre for the enjoyment of visitors. If you can spare a few hours of your time, please contact us at

Kids’ page

Kids only! Picture by pupils of St Peter's School

We’ve put together some activities for younger visitors.
Did you know that Vikings came to Heysham over 1,000 years ago? Can you solve our Runes puzzle? Read what it was like to be a child in Heysham over 60 years ago, and hear about the bear at Heysham Head.

All this and more on the Kids’ page.


See the Heysham timeline

See a larger version of the tithe map and further information about tithes.

See Publications from Heysham Heritage Association

See old images of Heysham

See page on Heysham artist William Woodhouse

Find out about volunteering at the Heritage Centre

Read more about Heysham Heritage Association

Read about the benefits of membership

Go to the Kids page


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Read what visitors to the Heritage Centre and Cottage had to say about their visit

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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the web site or about the long house, please email us at enquire@heyshamheritage.org.uk

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Last updated August 2016