Heritage Centre News 2017

Latest News

Discovering Wiltshire Vol: 2

Now available at Calne Heritage Centre "Discovering Wiltshire" Vol 2 A historical tour of North Wiltshire" DVD, in which Calne is strongly featured along with Chippenham, Devizes, Melksham, Marlborough and other north Wiltshire towns. Stonehenge, Avebury, the local white horses including Cherhill and the Kennett and Avon Canal are also featured. Price £12.95.

Catalogue 2016 update

Thanks to a grant for new hardware we have been able to move away from the paper catalogue system and onto a computer based catalogued. This is part of our long term plan to make the catalogue accessable over the internet to everybody. Currently, due to the diligent work of our volunteers, we have nearly 3000 items catalogued.

New storage for easy access to Maps

Thanks to a kind bequest in the will of Peter Treloar. The Heritage centre has purchased a cartographer (map drawer set) in which to store our collection of large maps of Calne, dating back to 1830, and our collection of indenture Velums in way that makes them much more accessible to the Public for viewing.

Calne 1914-18 memorial project

Calne Heritage Centre 1914-18 memorial project

The Heritage Centre will run a five year long exhibition dedicated to the lives of the ancestors of Calne residents, past and present, who lived through WWI. To participate we would like you to produce an A4 poster that includes the following details of your ancestor:
1.Name and age at the time.
2.A description of how the war affected their life, a brief story.
3.A photograph of the person.
4.A date within the war period that is special to this person.

You may produce as many posters as you wish, just one poster per ancestor being commemorated, and the posters do not have to be about people in the military or in direct war service. They do not have to be from Calne or even the UK. It could be the story of; a mother, a soldier, a farmer, a conscientious objector whatever your ancestor’s story was this poster should commemorate it.
The poster will be exhibited from the day that is special to each individual story, as indicated by you, and at the end of the exhibition the posters will go into folders that will become part of the Calne Heritage archive which is available to view.
The project will run from 4th August 2014 until 11th November 2018. If your story starts in the war period but concludes shortly after then please make that clear and we will exhibit it after the November deadline.
You may drop your poster in at the heritage centre, post it to us or email it to us. We look forward to seeing your memorial posters.

Find us on FACEBOOK

We are pleased to announce that we now have a facebook page that you can "LIKE" and we'll update you about what's on at the heritage centre. Find us at

Calne Heritage Centre

Volunteers Needed

We are appealing for more people to join our Volunteer team. If you can donate 3 hours of your time on a regular basis we would be happy for you to join our team. Regular basis could be weekly, monthly, every 3rd week of the month, whatever you can do, as long as it is a complete 3 hour stint, we will fit you in. Please contact Sue Boddington either by phone or email

Please drop in, with your photos and stories, or contact Sue Boddington on +44 (0)1380 828851 or email. We look forward to hearing from you.