The Heritage Centre Bellingham

Explore the Heritage of the Northern Borders

The Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre tells the stories of the people of the North Tyne and Rede valleys through text, imagery, sound and, of course, objects. Their displays present the social, agricultural and industrial history of the area as well as a small section about the earlier Border Reivers.

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham opened in 1994 in a former garage on the main street in the village and renovated a redundant depot in Station Yard in 2000. Funding in 2008 which allowed them to extend the centre to incorporate the Stannersburn Smithy and a new farming gallery.

In 2011, another grant from the Heritage Lottery helped The Heritage Centre to buy two historic railway carriages which volunteers restored and fitted out as a tea room and a flexible learning space.