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.

Wollaston Open Gardens 2018
(posted 08/06/2018)
Wollaston Open Gardens 2018 will take place on 8th July (11am - 5pm). Tickets available from the Museum. Read More
Sue Bentley to return
(posted 15/06/2018)
Chlidren's author Sue Bentley will return to the Museum for an afternoon of readings Read More
Children's Poetry Event
(posted 15/06/2018)
An afternoon of poetry and other activities will take place in the Museum gardens Read More
Douglas Goddard talk
(posted 15/06/2018)
Local historian and author Douglas Goddard will speak on the history of Northampton told through old post cards Read More