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Knaresborough Heritage Centre

Knaresborough Heritage Centre visit the website here

12 High St, Knaresborough, HG5 0EQ  (opposite bus station)

Our Charitable Objective

Our objective is to establish and run an independent town museum in Knaresborough for the benefit of the local community to advance public knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the rich history of Knaresborough and its surrounding area.

We will achieve this by collecting, conserving, displaying, and interpreting a range of historical material that showcases social and industrial history, archaeology, and geology, and provide an educational resource for local schools.

A Museum For Everyone

Our community funded organisation acts as a community hub providing events that celebrate the history, traditions and heritage of Knaresborough and surrounding areas. Our activities include exhibitions, open days, family heritage days, school workshops, talks, guided walks, research groups and oral history projects. Our ethos is inclusive, we aim to provide life-long learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds and foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Our History

Knaresborough Town Museum Group (TMG) was set up in October 2019 to campaign for a Town Museum. After several pop up exhibitions and a successful crowdfunding campaign, TMG was renamed Knaresborough Museum Association (KMA) and registered as a charity in May 2021 (Charity Number 1194614).KMA’s Knaresborough Heritage Centre at 12 High Street will open in Spring 2024. This is the first stage in establishing a Town Museum. KMA has secured the lease for 5 years. KMA had previously planned to house the Town Museum in the ground floor of Castle Girls’ School, but this fell through after lease negotiations with Harrogate Borough Council ended without agreement.Knaresborough Heritage Centre has a flexible gallery space for heritage exhibitions, talks, and workshops; a retail and reception area where visitors can find out about places to visit in Knaresborough, book walks, talks and workshops; and an office for KMA volunteers. This is a heritage centre that Knaresborough can be proud of.A BIG thankyou for all our supporters , donors and volunteers for getting us to where we are today.

We are still working towards the proposed Town Museum ….

Knaresborough Castle

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