Knaresborough Heritage Centre to open this month
Apr 11, 2024

Knaresborough Heritage Centre has announced it plans to open this month.

The centre, which celebrates and showcases Knaresborough’s rich history, will open on April 27 at 12 High Street.

It will offer gallery exhibitions, heritage information, children’s activities, guided walks, talks and a gift shop.

Visitors will be asked to make a minimum donation of £2. Accompanied under-16s will receive free entry.

The opening will mark the culmination of a long-running campaign to find larger and more suitable premises to the small gallery and office space that previously operated from a converted house at 8 York Place.

The association has spent almost £30,000 on refurbishing the former Printzone premises The site has been repainted and new flooring and bespoke lighting has been installed.

Knaresborough Town Museum Group was set up in 2019 to campaign for a new museum. Plans were first put to Harrogate Borough Council in 2020 to create the space. The museum group was renamed Knaresborough Museum Association and registered as a charity in 2021.

The centre will be open four days a week, on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

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