Brigg Heritage Centre

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Come along to Brigg Heritage Centre and discover how this historic market town developed from an early crossing point on the River Ancholme into the town it is today.

Occupying the first floor of The Angel, a former 17th century coaching inn, the heritage Centre is staffed by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers.

At its centrepiece is the Bronze Age Brigg ‘Raft’, excavated in the 1970s and previously in storage at the National Maritime Museum. This is complemented by displays exploring the history of Brigg and the Ancholme Valley with a unique collection of artefacts found in the local area.

Your visit will take you on a voyage of discovery through the ages, from the prehistoric period through to the present day. You can enjoy hands on activities and younger visitors will love dressing up in historic costumes or completing the games and activities on offer. You can also test your skills against the interactive quiz and see if you can get full marks!

At the end of November 2013, Phase 2 of the Heritage Centre opened and was funded by WREN and LEADER. Phase 2 provides a series of rooms telling the story of the role the River Ancholme has played over the centuries and bringing the history of its communities to life.

Extending over the whole of the first floor of the Angel, the Heritage Centre provides the ideal resource for visiting schools and groups as well as families and anyone interested in the history of our local area.

Free admission, small gift shop.

Free two hours parking at the rear of the Heritage Centre in The Angel car park.

Volunteers wanted!

The centre is run and managed by the Brigg Heritage Group.

Interested in becoming a volunteer at the centre? If you can give up just a few hours of your week to help please get in touch.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am to 2pm

Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday