The Calne Heritage Centre building was opened in 1905 as a purpose-built library, financed by the millionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Situated in the heart of Calne’s historic Heritage Quarter, it has served as a heritage centre since 2004 and tells the story of aspects of Calne’s history in a series of attractive wall panels. These are supplemented by interactive computer screens and a varied programme of exhibitions that are presented throughout the year.
The Centre houses a wealth of photographs and memorabilia and engages with the community, hosting visits by school classes and local groups. Members of staff also venture out into the community to give talks in a variety of venues.
Research in response to queries about the Calne area is offered free of charge although donations are always welcome.
The building is available for hire for meetings when the Centre is closed.
Run and staffed entirely by volunteers who will greet visitors in a welcoming manner, always ready to help, the Centre plays a vital role in raising awareness of Calne’s fascinating history. Working in partnership with other Calne organisations and participating in the regular community events in the town it is also an integral part of the present and concerned with the future.
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|2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
* During some exhibitions, we are also open on Mondays and/or Tuesdays.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- stevewV3037AWPort Macquarie, AustraliaTrip Type:CouplesJust by ChanceFriday, 5th July 2019We visited Calne simply to have a look around & stumbled on this Heritage Centre. The staff were very friendly & the rooms are very well set out with professional presentation of the history of the... Read full review
- tom mKuala Belait, Brunei DarussalamFull of local historyTuesday, 6th August 2019A must visit if you want to get to know the area. Compact and easy to access it will appeal to all ages. I loved the old history folders full of local interest Read full review
- TicklemebobTrip Type:Solo travelA fascinating journey through Calne’s historyFriday, 3rd September 2021Numerous displays with various photos and items of interest for anyone who wants to learn more about this Wiltshire town’s long, varied and interesting past. Definitely worth a visit. Read full review