Pendle Heritage Centre

Visit the Heritage Centre to enjoy Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will find a Tea Room overlooking a restored Eighteenth Century Walled Garden – always a lovely place to relax with a home-cooked lunch, whatever the weather. The Pendle Art Gallery has jewellery, silk scarves, ceramics and prints by local artists and the Parlour Shop is a great place to find that perfect gift, book or greeting card.  The centre also has a Museum on Pendle life, focusing on life in the 1600s, the Pendle Witches, George Fox and the Quakers and the Bannister family.

Museum

Learn about:

  • The history of Park Hill
  • The Bannister family
  • The Pendle Witches
  • George Fox, whose vision on nearby Pendle Hill inspired the international Quaker movement.
  • The vernacular buildings of Pendle Forest and how they have been conserved by the heritage centre

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Gardens

Pendle Heritage Centre has a lovely cottage garden and a restored eighteenth century walled garden. Box parterres and historic plant varieties create a beautiful old-world character with changing scents and sensations throughout the year.

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Tea Room

Our Tearoom, open daily from 10am, overlooks the 18th Century Walled Garden. We serve home made cakes, soups and traditional Lancashire dishes. There are also ‘Slimmers Choice Lunches’ on Thursday between 12 noon and 2pm.

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Latest events and news

Pendle Heritage Centre Starts Trustee Search

WITH a plethora of projects, including the development of a Sensory Garden for All Seasons, the restoration of the Woodland Walk and ultimately, the development of the medieval Cruck Barn as an event venue, the Pendle Heritage Centre Trustees certainly have a lot on their plate.

Pendle Heritage Trust chairman, Sarah Cockburn-Price explained: “We are developing a three-year project list and it is essential we are able to make progress. The Pendle Heritage Centre is rare, if not unique, in the heritage world, in that we receive no public grant. However, we need to move beyond just surviving and a rather hand-to-mouth existence and actually build on our heritage offering, archiving our collection, developing our museum and mounting more exhibitions. In order to do this, we need trustees with specific skills.”

Instead of being a board of generalists, the trustees are moving towards each being assigned a specific role.
Hugh Simpson, secretary of the PHC Trustees, said: “We have recently carried out a skills audit of our existing trustees and, given our ambitious plans, we see we have a need for particular areas of expertise, especially finance and IT.”

The Trustees have identified that they need:
• A trustee who will be focussed on rolling out and managing a legacy campaign
• A trustee with experience of writing bids for grants or sponsorship
• A trustee specialising in IT, helping the team leverage technology opportunities

The Trustees meet quarterly, though these new trustee roles are envisaged as hands-on, so might suit a parent on a career break able to donate some time during the school day, or perhaps someone who has recently retired or has gone part-time. New trustees will receive a thorough induction and training.

Pendle Heritage Centre Manager, Angela White, said: “We are a friendly bunch, but we are rushed off our feet and sometimes don’t know what to focus on next! These are voluntary positions, but they are a chance to give something back, both to the local community and to Pendle’s Heritage. In addition, they should prove rewarding and might even help someone looking to break into the heritage sector, or perhaps those wishing to build a certain element of their own skill set.”

Applications for these new Trustee positions should be in by 1st February 2019. Please e-mail: sarah@cockburn-price.com or call 07791 412210.
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Pendle Heritage Centre Starts Trustee Search

WITH a plethora of projects, including the development of a Sensory Garden for All Seasons, the restoration of the Woodland Walk and ultimately, the development of the medieval Cruck Barn as an event venue, the Pendle Heritage Centre Trustees certainly have a lot on their plate.

Pendle Heritage Trust chairman, Sarah Cockburn-Price explained: “We are developing a three-year project list and it is essential we are able to make progress.  The Pendle Heritage Centre is rare, if not unique, in the heritage world, in that we receive no public grant.  However, we need to move beyond just surviving and a rather hand-to-mouth existence and actually build on our heritage offering, archiving our collection, developing our museum and mounting more exhibitions.  In order to do this, we need trustees with specific skills.” 

Instead of being a board of generalists, the trustees are moving towards each being assigned a specific role.
Hugh Simpson, secretary of the PHC Trustees, said: “We have recently carried out a skills audit of our existing trustees and, given our ambitious plans, we see we have a need for particular areas of expertise, especially finance and IT.”

The Trustees have identified that they need:
• A trustee who will be focussed on rolling out and managing a legacy campaign
• A trustee with experience of writing bids for grants or sponsorship
• A trustee specialising in IT, helping the team leverage technology opportunities

The Trustees meet quarterly, though these new trustee roles are envisaged as hands-on, so might suit a parent on a career break able to donate some time during the school day, or perhaps someone who has recently retired or has gone part-time. New trustees will receive a thorough induction and training.

Pendle Heritage Centre Manager, Angela White, said: “We are a friendly bunch, but we are rushed off our feet and sometimes don’t know what to focus on next!  These are voluntary positions, but they are a chance to give something back, both to the local community and to Pendle’s Heritage.  In addition, they should prove rewarding and might even help someone looking to break into the heritage sector, or perhaps those wishing to build a certain element of their own skill set.”

Applications for these new Trustee positions should be in by 1st February 2019.  Please e-mail: sarah@cockburn-price.com or call 07791 412210.

 

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Lesley Guest Harvey

Are you in touch with AIM? (Association of Independent Museums) They do a lot regarding board development and recruitment, if they're not already on your radar they need to be.

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good morning can anyone make use of these balloons left from a party yesterday ...

good morning can anyone make use of these balloons left from a party yesterday

Service as normal from 10am tomorrow ..sorry for any inconvenience today. ...

 

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I think you did very well under the circumstances well done

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Please note we have no power - one of the local sub stations is down. We are open, but can only take cash payments. We have no ice creams, hot drinks or toasties, but everything else is available. All food will be served from the kitchen, as luckily for us, our ovens are gas! Sorry for any inconvenience. The shop is open, but the museum is closed
We will update you when normal service resumes.
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