Welcome To The Kegworth Heritage Centre

The Advent Calendar is now a photo gallery showcasing the photos that we used. Click here to view them!

Welcome to The Kegworth Heritage Centre!

The Kegworth Heritage Centre (formerly The Kegworth Museum) is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and we are unable to maintain a regular opening pattern (for the latest update and some photos, have a look on the News and Events page). Opening is limited to specific dates and times to coincide with other activities in Kegworth Village and neighbouring villages and districts. These are posted on on our Events page and on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your continued support!

Search the KHC website
We use Duck Duck Go search to ensure that your privacy is respected! Your search results will open in a new window and will be free from adverts!

Important Announcements

You can now provide feedback on this website. Click on the button below and we’ll get a message which will help us improve your experience with the site!

More Pieces of the Puzzle

This week, the last really big and costly piece of infrastructure required to make the Heritage Centre fit for the future was installed. We finally have a decent, modern, efficient and more cost effective heating system installed replacing the old and expensive storage heaters. A brand new Dimplex Quantum HRR heating system, consisting of a mix of storage heaters and electric radiators which can be controlled both in the facility and remotely was installed yesterday (Saturday, 18th July) by Greenvision Energy Limited who are based in Nottingham. See our News & Events page for more details.

And Talking of Puzzles

My sources in the UK assure me that good old fashioned puzzles have proved very popular with people during the lockdown. We may be a Heritage Centre but that doesn’t mean we live only in the past. So click here for our online puzzle to keep you amused for a brief period of time and featuring scenes from Kegworth over the years. We’ll put in new photos from time to time to encourage you to come back and visit us!

The first quiz, courtesy of KHC Chairperson Sheila Sharpe, is now ready for your delight and delectation! These quizzes are fiendishly difficult, so you have been warned. KHC takes no responsibility for computers, laptops, phones or tablets thrown in anger!

A NEW puzzle for August is now available and so is the first QUIZ


In case you were wondering…

Kegworth Heritage Centre is still in business!

…although for fairly obvious reasons, along with the rest of the world, we have hit a bit of a problem.

But there is still stuff happening behind the scenes. And when some of the rules are a bit more relaxed we’ll be putting the new heating system in place, finishing off the last of the building work, revamping the exhibit halls, and getting things shipshape ready for the next phase in our journey.

The trustees are all well and safe, although some of them are more remote than others which is causing a few logistical problems. Phil is in Yorkshire, John is offshore except when he is onshore, Sheila and Diane are still our local resident Kegworth representatives and Ally has gone even more native in Prague (but at least he can now have a beer in his local beer garden after being isolated for over nine weeks).

Stay safe, stay happy and stay sane!

Stacks Image 197
It is now possible to change the language of the Kegworth Heritage Centre website from within the site itself. Choose your language…
Turn off website history details
Show website history details

At A Glance - Website Changes

  • 2020-08-16 - Added first Lockdown Quiz
  • 2020-08-02 - Provided mechanism for users to send in feedback about the site. Changed the puzzle photo
  • 2020-07-19 - News about heating and new puzzle page (home page, new and events page, puzzle page)
  • 2020-06-20 - Added Duck Duck Go search facility
  • 2020-05-17 - Lockdown message added and other pages updated where necessary
  • 2019-10-15 - Ghost walk info added
  • 2019-09-28 - Significant behind the scenes enhancements. Switched to Stacks4. New toggle mechanism for users to hide content, new data privacy enhancement. Updated news and events sections
  • 2019-08-04 - Modifications to News and Events page - added 2019 Big Village Walk
  • 2019-06-30 - Updated links on about us page to include Kegworth Village Community page and Kegworth Library
  • 2019-06-16 - Thank you message added for Michael Bishop Foundation
  • 2019-05-18 - Users registration for FoKHC now operational
  • 2019-05-12 - FoFHC page now live.
  • 2019-05-12 - Sitelok software integrated into the website hosting system
  • 2019-05-12 - Initial membership page setup ready for proof of concept testing
  • 2019-04-17 - New communication items and updates
  • 2019-02-15 - Minor updates to event dates and some behind the scenes updates
  • 2019-01-08 - Rebuilt the advent calendar photo gallery with adaptive grid
  • 2019-01-07 - Reverted to pre-Christmas theme and updated trustee info for next meeting
  • 2019-01-02 - Modified Advent Calendar to photo gallery and updated associated widgets
  • 2018-12-24 - Added Christmas effects
  • 2018-12-17 - Add Social Media “Like” buttons to homepage
  • 2018-12-13 - Replaced stock contact us form with new customised page with Twitter and FB link options included
  • 2018-12-12 - Fixed problem of external links not opening in new tab/window
  • 2018-12-07 - Add new links drawer onto About Us page (connect to other Kegworth sites)
  • 2018-12-05 - Added info bar to home page to highlight new stories on the website
  • 2018-12-05 - Updated main text on homepage and modified building photo gallery for mobile devices
  • 2018-12-04 - Update about the building work in News and Events
  • 2018-12-01 - New special end of year message added
  • 2018-11-26 - Published Advent Calendar page
  • 2018-11-22 - Behind the scenes updates and SEO optimisation
  • 2018-11-17 - Added Google Translate facility with embedded widget
  • 2018-11-16 - Behind the scenes changes - new special page added and populated
  • 2018-11-15 - News update regarding building work on KHC floor
  • 2018-11-14 - General trustee info updates. Added Cloudflare SSL certificate
  • 2018-11-10 - Added preview facility for KHC trustees to view new pages
  • 2018-11-07 - KHC Admin now opens the KHC Samepage site. Local file resources have been removed
  • 2018-11-05 - Updated privacy message to refer to cookies
  • 2018-11-04 - Behind the scenes changes - new special message page in place
  • 2018-11-02 - Trustees page has message for mobile users to use landscape mode
  • 2018-10-31 - Update on Ghost walk. News box now scrollable
  • 2018-10-27 - Restyled Events page and updated content
  • 2018-10-26 - Minor cosmetic changes and inclusion of Reg Charity number in home page footer. Change to welcome message
  • 2018-10-26 - Site transferred to new hosting package and rebuilt. New stats analysis packages added
  • 2018-10-24 - Fixed error in Contact Us page (incorrect email address!)
  • 2018-10-23 - Miscellaneous general content updates. Collection content updated
  • 2018-10-17 - News/events updated. New photos incorporated into site
  • 2018-10-15 - Miscellaneous cosmetic changes
  • 2018-10-12 - Redesigned the Google maps section with private Maps API key
  • 2018-10-05 - Populated the filestore and changed default security
  • 2018-10-03 - Initial implementation of protected access to KHC filestore for trustee access only
  • 2018-10-02 - Added example data to the Collection page to show how information will be displayed
  • 2018-10-02 - Added working links to Facebook pages, groups and to email, modified theme link colours and removed theme default footer
  • 2018-10-02 - Merged News and Events pages. Fixed Google maps problem
  • 2018-10-01 - Changed Events dates from text to calendar icon
  • 2018-10-01 - Added location data to About Us and changed to scrollable content.
  • 2018-10-01 - Added example of how shop may look using Aspects of History - page still under construction
  • 2018-09-30 - New trustees page design allowing photos and biographies of trustees. Some trustee profiles added
  • 2018-09-20 - Added support for Google Analytics to monitor website usage
  • 2018-09-18 - Cosmetic improvements to various pages
  • 2018-09-17 - Modifications to announcements and changes layout. Split events into current and past
  • 2018-09-14 - Updated events and trustee pages
  • 2018-09-13 - Loaded initial content for About Us, Events and Trustees pages . Changes log added (this log)
  • 2018-09-12 - New KHC website published

We take privacy very seriously and we promise never to share your data with anyone outside of the Kegworth Heritage Centre. This website does not currently use cookies to track or store any information.