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 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.