Welcome To The Kegworth Heritage Centre

Welcome to The Kegworth Heritage Centre!

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to announce that after five long years, Kegworth Heritage Centre is set to reopen its doors this Easter! This has been a really difficult journey, full of challenges but we’ve met these problems head on with our self-belief and our commitment to succeed. Now we can't wait to welcome you all to show you that we kept to our word that we’d be back!

The latest updates are shown in BLUE!

Here's what you need to know:

Mark your calendars! We are going to reopen for the Easter weekend and more details will be posted in the coming days and weeks. We will then resume our regular opening during the remainder of the spring, throughout summer and early autumn. Get ready to immerse yourself in Kegworth history and culture once again.

UPDATE: Our Saturday opening time is designed so that you can go to the Kegworth Community Library event and then take a stroll up to KHC and join us

A New Beginning: While this marks the beginning of our journey, please note that initially, only the ground floor will be accessible. But fear not, there's plenty to see and experience right from the start!

UPDATE: We still have a lot of work to upstairs but that aside, we need to raise £5000 to repair the fire escape. But our goal is to reopen the whole of KHC before the end of the year

Familiar Yet Refreshing: Expect to encounter a few familiar treasures, but presented in a whole new light. We've rebuilt all our displays to offer a fresh perspective on our collection

UPDATE: There are going to be some new interactive displays, a Kaggi Treasure Hunt (within KHC) and Gordon Steel will be showing off his skills with the newly renovated Griswold Circular sock machine (times to be advised)

An Exclusive New Collection: Get ready to witness something truly special. We are unveiling a whole new collection, a treasure trove that few people in the world have laid eyes on

UPDATE: We are so excited to be displaying a part of the Robert Williams Collection of archaeological finds for the first time. KHC has never displayed archaeological items before so this is a real first!

Back in Business with Big Dreams: We're back, and we mean business! With your unwavering support, we have ambitious plans and exciting ideas in store. Your backing will help turn these dreams into reality faster than ever before. So, entrance to KHC will be free for all (but donations will be welcomed!)

UPDATE: We still want more people to come and join us as volunteers to help us grow! Members of the team will be available to talk to or you can just leave your details and we'll follow up as quickly as possible.

None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary commitment of a very small team of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work have turned our reopening dreams into a reality. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

We can't wait to welcome you back to our museum, where history comes alive and new experiences await.


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At A Glance - Website Changes

  • 2024-02-22 - Updates to the opening announcement
  • 2024-02-16 - Added Countdown timer to opening
  • 2024-02-13 - New opening hours on the About Use page
  • 2024-02-11 - Reopening announcement
  • 2024-02-10 - 3rd Kaggi announcement
  • 2024-02-08 - Added 2nd Kaggi announcement / change volunteer 2023 to 2024
  • 2024-02-06 - Added new announcement
  • 2024-02-06 - Replaced Duck Duck Go search with Live Search 2
  • 2024-02-06 - Created new Christmas 2023 message page
  • 2024-02-06 - Archived news items from home page (or prevented publishing)
  • 2024-01-02 - Added New Year Greeting
  • 2023-12-24 - Added 2023 Christmas Message
  • 2023-11-27 - Added 2023 Advent Calendar and info about it on home page
  • 2023-10-30 - Replaced some of the Sweet Buttons with Slide Message stacks
  • 2023-10-18 - Autumn update 2023
  • 2023-09-05 - Announcement about filled volunteer positions
  • 2023-08-30 - Published Open Letter and moved previous home page items to News
  • 2023-05-26 - Redesigned KHC admin section and files/download page
  • 2023-05-23 - Updated with latest news and message from chairman
  • 2023-05-23 - Updates to volunteer page contents and design
  • 2023-04-16 - Added Griswold story to News & Events and Home pages
  • 2023-04-13 - Disabled the FoKHC page - needs a rethink and the Sitelok database has a problem
  • 2023-04-12 - Added 60-day plan graphic to volunteer files
  • 2023-04-10 - Replaced volunteer open day with KHC Poster
  • 2023-04-10 - Added FAQ and Download files for Volunteers - Volunteer Portal now active
  • 2023-03-27 - Added initial pages for Volunteer and Admin Portal - not yet active
  • 2023-03-09 - Updated Survey info box on home page and added new page with results and analysis
  • 2023-03-06 - Updated info about Volunteering event
  • 2023-02-21 - Added Brenda Moore Obituary page. Moved older news items to News & Events
  • 2023-02-21 - New announcement about Volunteer event (also on Events page). Cosmetic changes to home page (headings)
  • 2023-01-31 - Added 2023 KHC Community Survey / changed text in the info pop-up on the home page
  • 2023-01-31 - Added new privacy section to the home page rather than having a menu option. Privacy statement is display on click and button returns to homepage
  • 2023-01-29 - Added new privacy statement - replacing old popup (which can also be used in Forms - the URL is encoded into the KHC Azure portal)
  • 2023-01-27 - Added new job descriptions for Creative Director and Collections Manager
  • 2023-01-10 - Updated Krystal hosting to use php 7.4
  • 2023-01-10 - Updated Google Maps stack and implemented other stack updates
  • 2023-01-10 - Added New Year Message, moved previous content to News, removed Admin page
  • 2022-10-06 - Restored original banner, fixed vision file access problem, added alternative if it happens again
  • 2022-09-12 - Temporarily updated home page for QEII homage
  • 2022-08-30 - New statement about vision and development plan
  • 2022-08-30 - Moved previous highlights to news and events page
  • 2022-07-08 - Added volunteering highlight message
  • 2022-07-05 - Added General Volunteer opportunity on volunteering page
  • 2022-06-28 - Added turner stack to force landscape mode on mobile devices for volunteering page. Updated project to Rapid Weaver Classic format
  • 2022-06-22 - Volunteering opportunities page created and advert for Secretary/Admin published
  • 2022-05-11 - New message about KHC from the acting chair
  • 2022-03-17 - Moved front page news to news section, added new item about email support and copied this to the contact us page/disabled existing mail capability
  • 2022-02-02 - Updated Link to KPC and temporary removal of shop from navigation
  • 2021-05-21 - Added Katie intro and changed photo on News section to improve load times
  • 2021-03-26 - Added a Capta to the contact us form to reduce spam
  • 2021-03-15 - Added news item about web hosting change and acknowledgement to Krystal as part of the T&Cs
  • 2021-03-14 - Published on Krystal servers for the first time - updated this log as a test/changed publish date in foster
  • 2021-02-27 - New trustee message. Hidden trustee page temporarily
  • 2021-01-01 - New Year Photo
  • 2020-12-21 - Christmas Messages
  • 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