Wollaston Heritage Society

Wollaston Heritage Society was originally known as The Wollaston Society.  Since 1970 Society members had been collecting records and artefacts relating to Wollaston’s past – helped by the generosity of many residents – and their desire to see these records properly housed, led in 1976 to the marathon task of rebuilding, re-wiring and refurbishing the former chapel building in which the Museum is now housed, and which had all but been destroyed by fire.  This was possible only with considerable financial help from local companies.

Wollaston Heritage Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2010

The work of the Heritage Society is focussed in four main areas; Wollaston Museum, Curiosity Cottage, Beacon Hill and the fund-raising Wollaston Open Gardens Day.

Wollaston Museum

The 18th Century chapel houses a collection of archaeological, farming, boot and shoe trade, lace making and locally focussed exhibits. Read more

Beacon Hill

A 12th century Norman Motte.  Under the care of English Heritage, this is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Read more

Curiosity Cottage

This village cottage has been renovated to highlight some of the periods of history in which the cottage has been lived. Read more

Wollaston Open Gardens

This is the Society’s main fund-raising activity.  Taking place each year on Feast Day (in 2018, this will fall on Sunday, 8th July).  Several villagers kindly open their gardens for visitors and tea and cakes are served at the Museum.

Reminder - Boughton House visit
(posted 24/04/2018)
More numbers are required in order for the proposed Members trip to Boughton House to go ahead on Tuesday, 22nd May. Read More
Boughton House Visit
(posted 31/03/2018)
A Members trip to Boughton House is being planned for Tuesday, 22nd May, if sufficient numbers are interested. Read More