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The Ventnor Heritage Centre, with its museum and shop, is open all year and is the headquarters of the Local History Society, with its extensive collection of photographs, prints, documents and aretefacts. As well as collecting and preserving examples of the unique history of our area, we give local slide shows, lead local history walks and have a popular ‘monthly meeting’ with an invited speaker.  We are also involved in community events, and for the last two years have taken part in the Fringe Festival during Carnival week – this year collaborating with the popular Ventnor Guitar Group.  Last year’s Fringe event, ‘Ventnor Unseen’ was a compilation of archive film clips with a soundtrack specially provided by local artists, and included ‘Storm of 87’ written and performed by Paul Armfield, and shown here. We are a registered charity, and are run and managed entirely by volunteers.   In 2017 We were delighted to be awarded Heritage Lottery Funding for a project to upgrade our technical equipment, improve the visitor experience in the museum, and build this new website. One of the most interesting parts of our work is collecting local stories and memories;  you can see some of these by searching for ‘Local Voices’, and if you would like to  contribute your own stories or photographs, please see ‘Your Stories’. Some of the photographs from our collection are available here, and are adding more material all the time.  If you would like higher resolution copies of any of the images here for publishing purposes please let us know.  We can also provide prints for personal use for a small fee to cover admin costs.  Please contact us for more information.