Hayle Heritage Centre will be re-opening on the 12th of April. The centre has had a makeover during winter with lots more exciting displays, artefacts and children’s activities on offer.
To celebrate our new look we are going to run a coffee morning on the 12th. Come along from 11am to take a look around the new displays and eat some yummy cakes. We are also running a family friendly craft workshop in the afternoon from 1-3 in making paper mâché baskets (this is limited to 10 spaces so please contact us to book a place). On Saturday the 15th we will be running drop in children’s Easter craft sessions 11- 3, also running all day on the 12th and 15th will be an Easter egg hunt. Children will need to solve a puzzle through the centre to claim their Easter egg!
A new display will explore the topic of ‘Hayle at Leisure’, showcasing objects relating to the regatta, early surfing and sport in the town. Our redeveloped ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ features WWII memorabilia, Cornish studio pottery and more. We also have a new dressing up space where children can become historical figures from the town. A new shop area has been created offering books, cards and unique gifts, including original artwork made in the town.
This year you will now be able to watch volunteers and staff working on our collection at our ‘Heritage in Action’ area; witness the careful restoration of the Biggleston paper collection, or the cataloguing and photography of our ever-growing permanent collection.
Our website is also having a makeover; you will be able to view our previous exhibitions and events, listen to forty oral history stories, and see some of our most treasured items in our star object collection. The website address will stay the same (hayleheritagecentre.org.uk). It’s hoped that the website will launch at the beginning of April.
We rely on the enduring support of our volunteers. If you have a love of history and have a few hours to spare please get in contact. Equally, if you have any artefacts or material that you would like to donate to the centre we would be keen to hear from you.
The Heritage Centre will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11-4; we are also going to trail being open on the first Saturday of each month 11-3.
For more information you can visit our website (hayleheritagecentre.org.uk), check our social media (Facebook – Hayle Heritage Centre; Twitter – @hayleheritage; Instagram – @hayleheritagecentre) or give us a call on 01736 757683.