Heritage Centre

New Brighton

Heritage & Information Centre

90 Victoria Road, New Brighton

Open: Mon – Sat 10.30am -4pm, Sun 11am – 4pm


As always there are lots of new things happening in the centre:

This includes presentations about New Brighton’s history – including Smugglers tunnels and Wirral Lido’s – back by popular demand and summer walking tours which will commence from 17th May 2012 (see below).


During June we will also be installing a new exhibition at the centre highlighting the popular photography of two well known and well loved local photographers.


We are also still interested in collecting peoples favourite memories about New Brighton and any pictures people have of the tower, ballroom or any other aspects of New Brighton’s vibrant and varied history. Come down to the centre and share these with the volunteers (please note we will not keep originals but will copy them and give them back to the owners).


As we are approaching summer we have lots of new information and free leaflets about events, activities and attractions taking place in and around New Brighton, Wirral and Merseyside. Pop in and see what you can pick up that will help you get out and join in with all these wonderful activities – don’t miss out.

We also have some new pictures of old New Brighton for sale as well as books and memorabilia of the history of the area and postcards so you can send a note to a friend and show them how much New Brighton has changed.


With all this going on we are always looking for more volunteers to help us make this centre a really big success. If you have some time each week and would like to help please contact Cathy on 639 3555, by email cathy.nbheritage@gmail.com or just pop into the centre for a chat. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers.


Forthcoming Events:

The New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre hosts presentations about New Brighton past, present and future every other week. These presentations take place in the Heritage and Information Centre, Victoria Road, New Brighton from 2.30pm on the following dates:


Wed 2nd May Snippets of New Brighton 2 – Colin Dilnot
Wed 16th May The Beatles and New Brighton – Barry Humphreys
Wed 30th May The RNLI – Mark Harding
Wed 16th May The Beatles – Barry Humphreys
Wed 30th May RNLI – Mark Harding
Wed 13th June Worlds First Passenger Hovercraft – Ken Pemberton
Wed 27th June Traditional New Brighton Tales – Cathy Roberts/Tug Boat Cath
Wed 11th July Smugglers and Wreckers – Gavin Chappell
Wed 25th July Old New Brighton & Wallasey – Ken Clark
Wed 8th August Wirral Lidos (including New Brighton & Derby Pools)Heather Chapman


Tickets for walks and talks are £2 including refreshments (tea or coffee) and biscuits.

All talks start at 2.30pm (places are limited so please come early) and will be held at the New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre.


Walking Tours

We are also hosting a series of walking tours of New Brighton which we hope will become a popular feature over the summer. To attend these events you will need to book in advance at the centre. Please note Thursday walks start at 11am, Sunday walks at 10.30am. All walks start from the centre unless otherwise stated.



Thursday 17th New Brighton A Victoria Resort
  Sunday 27th Summer Days Gone By -1900 –1929


Thursday 14th Upper New Brighton starting at Gorse Millennium Green
  Sunday 24th Summer Days Gone By -1930’s


Thursday 12th All Around the Vale Starting at Vale Park Cafe
  Sunday 22nd Summer Days Gone By -1940’s
  Thursday 26th New Brighton A Victorian Resort


Thursday 16th All Around the Vale Starting at Vale Park Cafe
  Sunday 12th Summer days Gone By – 1950’s


Sunday 2nd Summer Days Gone By – 1960s
  Thursday 6th New Brighton A Victorian Resort


For more information: email cathy.nbheritage@gmail.com, phone 639 3555 or pop into the centre for a chat.