On Sale at Darwen Heritage Centre now.

The Darwen Heritage Centre recently took delivery of a large touch screen, courtesy of National Lottery Funding, so that visitors can look through some of the many pictures we have on Darwen. 

  Volunters have received training on its use and the first three sections have been uploaded – Aerial photos, Churches and Clubs & Societies.  The next three to go on will be Darwen Floods, Entertainment and Farms.  Why not pop in and have a go.

Two of our visitors enjoying looking at the collection of old photographs of Darwen and its people on our interactive Touch Screen.

New Exhibitions for 2023


 The Darwen Heritage Art Group annual display is up and ready for view. The exhibition will be on until the end of October.  The Art Group meet every Friday between 10am and 1pm at the Darwen Heritage Centre and this is a chance to see the wonderful selection of paintings that they have produced over the year. 

Darwen Pub & Works Amateur Football Teams 1970-2000
Darwen Pub & Works Amateur Football Teams 1970-2000
A New Display about Darwen Tramways
An exhibition of 23 paintings by Darwen artist James Hargreaves Morton.

Our Programme of Talks for 2023

8th March 2023

Brian Hilton –  Spring Vale Station & Its Station Master, Thomas Knowles

12th April 2023

Keith Stephenson –  Garden Village, Darwen

10th May 2023

Harold Heys – Quiz Night – How Well Do You Know Darwen?

13th September 

Harold Heys – Darwen Tower- 125 Years On

11th October 2023

Tony Foster – A Virtual Tour of Darwen with Darwen FC

8th November 2023

James Hutton a CWGC Speaker –  Commonwealth

War Graves Commission Archives

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The next exhibition of paintings at the Darwen Heritage Centre by local artist Adrian Turner will open to the public this Saturday, 25th February at 10 am. The paintings will be on sale at the exhibition and they can be picked up at the end of the exhibition which will be Friday 31st March. All pictures must be paid for at the time of purchase.

New Displays in January

'W M and B W Lloyd Trust' by Joyce Hudson.
'Architect John Berry Thornley' by Pat Smith

The displays on offer at the Darwen Heritage Centre are always changing thanks to the efforts of our volunteers.  Two new ones to go up are ‘Architect John Berry Thornley’ by Pat Smith and the ‘W M and B W Lloyd Trust’ by Joyce Hudson.  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.