New Exhibitions for 2024
On our first day of opening for 2024 we put up a display that is quite different to our usual type of display. It is a display by the Write Now Darwen Creative Writing Group who meet twice each month at the Darwen Heritage Centre. All contact details for the group can be found at the Darwen Heritage Centre. Do drop by and view this new display and learn about the writers group.
These three War Memorials have been loaned to DHC by St. Peters Church and are now on display at the centre.
In early January we hope to have some museum – quality cabinets installed in our main exhibition room. We will then be able to display our caskets, that were presented to Aldermen when confirming their Freedom of the Borough.
These caskets have previously been stored in our safe but will be on display for all visitors to view in a very secure display cabinet. It will certainly be worth a visit to see them.
EXAMPLES OF WALL COVERINGS MADE IN DARWEN
Our Programme of Talks for 2024
13th March 2024
Harold Heys – James Hargreaves Morton, Darwen’s Finest Artist
10th April 2024
John Jacklin – The WM & BW Lloyd Charity Trust
8th May 2024
Phil Calvey – Let’s us talk proper Darren
11th September 2024
Brian Hilton – Spring Vale Station & Its Station Master, Thomas Knowles
9th October 2024
John Dalton – From the Higher Grade to the Grammar School in Pictures
13th November 2024
Albert Gavagan – Darwen Day 1944
Please check on our Facebook page or this website for any alterations or updates
The displays on offer at the Darwen Heritage Centre are always changing thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. Putting a display together takes a lot of time and care, from research through to final presentation. If you fancy having a go and have a display in mind then why not come along and join the volunteers.