Bedworth Heritage Centre

Bedworth Heritage Centre

Bedworth Heritage Centre
All Saints Square
Bedworth
CV12 8NR

Tel: 024 76364 446

Email: contact@bedworth-society.co.uk

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Fridays: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Saturdays: 10:30am – 3:30pm

 

The Bedworth Heritage Centre in All Saints Square, Bedworth is run by members of the Bedworth Society which is a local civic amenity society, registered with The Civic Trust. The heritage centre is part of the magnificent Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses (grade two listed) which were built in 1840. Admission is free.

The Bedworth Heritage Centre now consists of two separate exhibition spaces. The Parsonage is situated in the cellar of what was the town’s Parsonage whilst ‘The Nurse’s House’ is located a few yards away in Chapel Street. Part of this is laid out as a silk ribbon weavers cottage to reflect the importance that the trade had in Bedworth in the 19th century. There are usually three exhibitions each year which reflect on different aspects of Bedworth’s history and life in the town.Groups by arrangement.The Bedworth Society was founded in 1981 to petition for the preservation of the Parsonage which forms part of the Bedworth Almshouses, the society becoming a registered charity in 1997.

The society was established for the public benefit of an area comprising of Bedworth, Bulkington, Exhall and the parts of Keresley not in Coventry.

The aims of the society are:

  • To promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area.
  • To help inform the public of the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area.
  • To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area.

The society has monthly public meetings, with a guest speaker, at the Old Meeting United Reformed Church from September to May which are always interesting and well attended.

The summer programe usually consists of society outings of general interest to members

The Bedworth Society are members of The Nuneaton and Bedworth Heritage Forum, Northern Warwickshire Tourism and The Association of Small Museums.

Bedworth Heritage Centre