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The Heritage Centre is always looking for photographs of Darwen, old and new. We can then scan these photographs and return them to you and then use them in the future in one of our exhibitions. If you have any interesting photographs of events happening in Darwen in the past or buildings etc that are now demolished we would love to see them.

WWII 75th Anniversary

This year it is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The Heritage Centre will be putting on a number of displays in May to commemorate this and would love you to bring in any photographs of family members celebrating the end of the war or stories of your family life at home during the war and the day the war ended. We could then be able to include them in our displays. Any memorabilia or photographs of family members returning from fighting in WWII or artifacts from the time the war ended would certainly help us to put on displays that would be interesting to young and old.

New Ideas

We are always looking for new ideas on what exhibitions and displays to hold at the Heritage Centre, so if you have any ideas connected to Darwen Heritage or Social History that would be interesting to other people and would make a good display please do get in touch or visit us and tell us about your idea.


We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to help us at the Heritage Centre. You don’t need to know a lot about the history / heritage of Darwen just be willing to help with setting up / taking down displays, talking to people and being generally helpful and friendly. Do call in and see us if you are interested.

Wedding's through the Decades

Thank you to all who have donated pictures and artifacts for this exhibition, we are pleased to say that we now have enough photographs to be able to open this exhibition at the beginning of March and are looking forward to seeing lots of visitors coming into the Heritage Centre to view this and all our other displays as well.