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Heysham Heritage Centre

The 17th Century long house (cottage and barn) is an unusual example of  surviving 17th. Century village architecture. In the 20th. Century, the  long house was converted into a cottage and two lock up shops, No. 22,  24, 26 Main Street.

The Heritage Trust for the North West acquired the two lock up shops in  1999, and converted them, with grant aid from many organisations and individuals, to form a small Heritage Centre for Heysham Village.

The Centre was opened in 2000, and has been visited by over 100,000 people, exceeding all initial expectations. It is run entirely by dedicated  volunteers from Heysham Heritage Association.

In 2005, the Heritage Trust for the North West obtained the adjoining cottage, and in 2010 work to restore the Cottage and to add a new floor to the Heritage Centre was started. The work was completed by May 2011 and the Centre reopened.
The Cottage garden is currently being refurbished by members of the   East Gate Project, a group furthering the growing and sharing of food..  In 2018 they changed to the        The EGG Gardening Club. 

Thinking of visiting? Read what previous visitors had to say.

We have a history timeline with significant events in Heysham and the world at large.  The Heysham History page lists people, places and buildings etc for which we have separate pages. You may also be interested to see the   images of old Heysham. To the right is the Heritage Centre and Cottage building  in the early 1970s, the white building on the left of the picture. This is extracted by a video available on YouTube mentioned to us by Stuart Marshall. The Heysham section of the video starts at about 5m 30 sec from the start.

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

Another  long house (also a listed building) in the area is just over the northern boundary of Heysham in Poulton le Sands (now Morecambe). On 19th century maps and earlier there is an isolated farmhouse inland from the Battery, about half way to Wood Hill, called Moss House. For some reason it has survived and can now be found surrounded by suburbia in Regent’s Park Avenue. (Picture right)

Admission: £ FREE

2019 Opening Times
Summer Opening (Easter-Sept)
Open from Saturday 4th April onwards

Mondays 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Bank Holiday Mondays and
Wednesday - Sunday
11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Closed Tuesdays

Winter Opening (October only)
Saturday - Sunday
11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Our address
Heysham Heritage Centre
Main Street
Heysham
Morecambe
Lancashire
LA3 2RW
Tel: 01524 853465

Travelling to Heysham Village
By Public transport (bus)
From Lancaster Bus Station
Route 2X, half hourly, takes just over 20 min.
From Morecambe Bus Station
Route 2X, half hourly, takes just over 10 min,

Heritage Centre at position A  in Main Street   (Copyright GoogleMaps)

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“A little piece of Heaven”
(A comment from our 2011 visitor book)
Heysham Heritage Centre and Cottage are owned by the
Heritage Trust for the North West (charity no. 508300) and run by volunteers from Heysham Heritage Association (HHA).

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Moss House © Google Earth

Travelling to Heysham Village
By road from the M6
Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Heysham. along the new link road, The Bay Gateway
As you approach Heysham follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.

Travelling from Lancaster by road
From the one way system  around the town follow the signs  to Morecambe and/or Heysham over Greyhound Bridge and then in 2km join the Heysham Link Road..
As you approach Heysham follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.

Travelling from Morecambe by road
Heysham is less than 10 minutes drive from Morecambe.
Travel West (with the coast on your right) following the signs for Heysham.
As you approach Heysham follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.