Welcome To Kegworth Heritage Centre

Welcome to Kegworth Heritage Centre!

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The North West Leicestershire Community Lottery is now live and you can support KHC by purchasing your tickets and choosing us as your Good Cause.

For more details see our page about the lottery here or go straight to our Lottery page and buy your tickets today!

Wednesday Afternoon Opening (From July 17th)

At KHC, we recognise that Sundays are often special for families, and you might not want to break into your afternoon to organise an outing to your local museum.

Starting on July 17th, and running through until August 28th, we shall now additionally open on Wednesday afternoons, between 2.30 - 4.30pm.

Wednesday afternoon is also our primary volunteering day so you may even get a chance to talk to the volunteers and find out what they're up to! Maybe even see about lending a hand and joining us!

Latest Update from KHC

Since our reopening on the Easter Weekend we have now had three further Sunday openings and are beginning to get used to the idea that we really are back in business. But reopening was just a milestone - albeit a pretty important one - and there is still a lot of work to do as we continue to build on our initial success.

It costs us between £300 and £500 every month to keep KHC operational. Most of the costs are for essentials like heating and lighting, internet access and website and email hosting. Additionally there are costs involved to maintain the building not to mention costs associated with keeping the items in the collection safe and secure.

We had to spend slightly more money than we'd hoped in the build the last couple of months before we finally opened up the doors, and we now need to put our finances on a more stable footing. We have already applied for a number of grants for specific projects :

  • we need to rebuild the fire escape before we can open up the second floor
  • only having one functioning computer is a blocker to cataloguing and digitising the collection so we need to purchase a couple of laptops
  • we need some professional consultancy to help with our accreditation efforts

Grants are great for project work but we need to raise funds ourselves to pay the bills. To that end we are embarking on a number of fundraising activities. The biggest is a GoFundMe campaign called "Keep The Lights On" which we launched earlier this week and we've set a hugely ambitious target of £15,000! If you'd like to donate to this campaign please follow this link or click on the widget below!

We've also signed up for a new lottery scheme being run by Northwest Leicestershire County Council which will launch properly in June. Watch out for more information about this in the next few weeks.

Later in the year we'll be having some traditional events like a Coffee Morning in St Andrews in October, and we've already started work on a Virtual Balloon Race which we hope to run as an annual event - don't panic - no balloons will be getting released into the wild, clogging up the environment or threatening the skyways around East Midlands Airport! It'll all be done as a simulation and you won't even need a computer to participate, although that'll be a bonus! More details on that to follow.

We've made a start on the new fundraising page in this website to keep you informed about our activities and how you can support us (and what's in it for you!).

Thanks again to all of our visitors and supporters!

Test Your Knowledge and observational skills

Here are a few closeups of some items on display in the museum that once would have been commonplace in many homes or businesses. See if you can work out what the items are and then try and locate them in the museum when you come and visit us!

Clicking on any photo will enlarge it and clicking on the X will shrink it back down again. We'll publish the answers in a couple of weeks.


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At A Glance - Website Changes

  • 2024-07-16 - Lottery go live updates
  • 2024-07-15 - Added new lottery info to home page and logo to lottery page
  • 2024-07-09 - Updated next opening info
  • 2024-07-03 - Added new fundraising page and subpages for each initiatve
  • 2024-06-27 - Added Wednesday afternoon opening announcement
  • 2024-06-26 - Home page updated to Kegworth HC…Not The Kegworth HC..
  • 2024-06-24 - Updated Next opening information
  • 2024-06-10 - Updated the home page with next opening date - removed Fundraising page temporarily as it shouldn't have been published yet
  • 2024-05-28 - Updated the home page with next opening date
  • 2024-05-14 - Updated the home page with next opening date and added new Info about fundraising activities
  • 2024-05-02 - Updated the home page with next opening date
  • 2024-04-14 - Updated the home page with next opening date
  • 2024-04-04 - Updated the home page with new opening date and short report
  • 2024-03-29 - Fixed the countdown clock
  • 2024-03-24 - Updated the opening info with Gordon's knitting demo times
  • 2024-03-20 - Added the photo teasers to the opening announcement
  • 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