Swanland Heritage Centre is located in the historic Institute building by the pond in the centre of the village. Inside there is an exhibition display, illustrating aspects of the village’s history, together with a small library and a growing archive of maps, photographs and documentary records of local significance. An addition this year is a time-line display showing events in the village over two centuries.
Swanland has several links to historical events of national and local importance, respective lords of the manor having been involved, for example, in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The later influence of the Todd and Reckitt families, and of other businessmen who made their homes in the village, is still apparent today.
Swanland Heritage Centre is the ideal place to start the Swanland Audio Tour, which can be downloaded from: http://swanlandheritage.info/406.html, and takes visitors past 18th century cottages, a 17th century Minister’s house, and a Georgian chapel, giving information about the residents who lived and worked in this lovely picturesque village over the years.
Friday 11 September: by appointment Saturday 12 September: by appointment Sunday 13 September: by appointment Monday 14 September: by appointment Tuesday 15 September: by appointment Wednesday 16 September: by appointment Thursday 17 September: by appointment Friday 18 September: by appointment Saturday 19 September: by appointment Sunday 20 September: by appointment
Pre-booking: Required Appointments are made by contacting one of the following: Chairman: Martin Parry - Tel 01482 632576 / Secretary: Janet Barnes - Tel 01482 633286 / Treasurer: Colin Jackson - Tel 01482 631844
Swanland Heritage Centre is re-opening on an appointment only basis. This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. All precautions will be adhered to. One or two people from the same household will be welcome to visit the centre with a member of the Committee at a date and time to be arranged. - Social distancing will, of course, be observed. - As per government ruling face masks should be worn, hand sanitizer and gloves will be available. - These visits from the public will be kept at least 72 hours apart.
This website is an ongoing development and the information included has been produced and provided by volunteers. If you notice any errors or omissions please visit our contact page and let us know. The site will then be updated accordingly. Thank you.