Knaresborough Heritage Centre to open next year
Last updated Nov 29, 2023
The ex-Printzone premises will tell Knaresborough's rich story.

A Knaresborough Heritage Centre will open on the town’s High Street next year.

The centre will include a shop selling Knaresborough books, gifts and cards, an information centre for visitors and a multi-purpose gallery for exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Located in the former Printzone premises, it is hoped the building will be open to visitors at least four days a week from spring.

Knaresborough Town Museum Group was set up in 2019 to campaign for a museum. It was renamed Knaresborough Museum Association and registered as a charity in 2021.

The association had a small gallery and office space in a converted house at 8 York Place, which has now closed to visitors.

Kathy Allday, chair of Knaresborough Museum Association

A planned move to the former Castle girls’ school fell through after protracted negotiations with Harrogate Borough Council, which was abolished in April.

Kathy Allday, chair of the association, has now announced the organisation has received the keys to the former Printzone premises opposite the bus station.

Ms Allday said:

“York Place has been great but this will enable us to do more activities.

“We will be stepping-up in a lot of different areas.”

It is hoped the new site, which needs refurbishing, will be ready to open by spring.

The association organised the first Knaresborough archaeological festival in October, which attracted more than 1,000 people over two weekends.

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