Heritage Centre Talks
The next series of talks at the Heritage Centre will begin in March. These talks occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, they start at 7pm and are open to everybody, admission £2.00 and £1.00 to members.
10th March 2020
The History of Crown Paints by Geraldine Huxley
14th April 2020
The History of Spring Vale Brewery by Brian Hilton


The current exhibition of paintings by Adrian Turner will run until the middle of February 2020

A new painting exhibition by Hubert Bentley has opened and will run until the end of February 2020

The next exhibition starting on 4th March 2020 will be ‘A Century of Darwen Weddings’. This exhibition will show the changes in fashion and traditions in weddings through the years 1900 to 2020.

In the early summer of 2020 an exhibition of the  ‘Photographic History of Trams in Darwen ‘ will take place.

We will also be having an exhibition by Ian Gillibrand on Darwen Music across the Decades in the late summer 2020. 

The actual dates for the start of these exhibitions will be announced later on this website, on our Facebook page, in Twitter and in the members newsletter.

Family history for beginners
The Heritage Centre intends to run a series of evening sessions helping people to begin their family history research. It is intended that these will take place on a fortnightly basis. If you are interested in doing this sort of research please do get in touch with us.