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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.

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)

“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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Admission: £ FREE

2016 Opening Times
Summer Opening (Easter-Sept)
Open from Friday 25th-28th March then from 2nd April onwards.

Wednesday - Sunday
11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Mondays Tuesdays
CLOSED (open Bank holidays)

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

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

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

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Moss House © Google Earth

Travelling from Lancaster and the M6
Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster.
Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass a small retail park on the approach to traffic lights.
Continue straight ahead over Greyhound Bridge and follow the signs for Heysham.

As you approach Heysham follow the brown signs for Heysham Village and Heritage Centre.

 

Travelling from Morecambe
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.