The Centre is staffed entirely by volunteers - and since the onset of the Covid pandemic we have become very short of these. Please forgive us if we are unable to open for the hours that
We aim to open for at least the following hours:
|Thursdays - Sundays||12 noon - 3 pm|
|Bank holidays||12 noon - 3 pm|
Important - there are currently no public toilets in the village - the nearest public toilets are at by the Battery Car Park in Morecambe.
Heysham Heritage Centre
Tel: 01524 853465
Travelling to Heysham Village by Public transport (bus):
from Lancaster Bus Station
Route 2X, half hourly, takes just over 20 minutes;
from Morecambe Bus Station
Route 2X, half hourly, takes just over 10 minutes.
Travelling by car:
from the M6;
Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Heysham. along the new link road, The Bay Gateway (A683). As you approach Heysham, turn right along the A589, following signs for Morecambe, then follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.
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 (A683). As you approach Heysham, turn right along the A589, following signs for Morecambe, then follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.
As you approach Heysham follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.
from Morecambe; Heysham is less than 10 minutes drive from Morecambe. Travel south west along the A589 (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.
Why not visit us on foot?
Enjoy the walk along the prom from Morecambe - the view across the Bay is unrivalled!
The Heritage Centre is housed in part of what was originally a 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 volunteers from the Friends of Heysham Heritage Centre. 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.
Over the last few years, the Cottage garden has been restored by a very small team of volunteers - the garden is not normally open to the public, but each summer there are usually a number of "open days" when visitors can enjoy the garden.