The Heritage & Resource Centre is the Old School House set in the grounds of Barlborough Primary School.
It stood empty for several years before in January 2000 a group of residents representing the local business,community groups,School Governors and Parish Councillors came together and formed a Trust, after much hard work, funding was awarded and the Centre was renovated.
Originally opening in 2003 for adult & family education we had a small heritage room of local history... little were we to know how successful our heritage side of the centre was going to be! So with an over flowing room of local photographs, documents etc. funding was gained by Leader, defra and EU allowing us to refurbish the ground floor of the centre to create our very own 'Heritage Centre', full of fascinating artefacts of Barlborough Parish.
The official opening of the Heritage Centre took place on 21st May 2011 by Ben Rimington Wilson, the great grandson of Sophy Felicite de Rodes of Barlborough Hall.
Visitors came from all around the area and were delighted with the amount of information, photographs and displays available to see. Everyone welcomed the opportunity to be able to call into the centre on future visits as there is so much to see.
With over 1,000 years of Local History to view the Heritage Centre gives you a fascinating insight of times gone by.
Visitors can browse through documents, photographs and displays representing the life and history of the local community.
Buildings & Families of Barlborough Parish
Barbers Row & Low Common photographs and memories
Park Hall & Spinkhill information
Local gentry: Rodes, Butler Bowdon, Heathcote, Reaston, Hatfield and Lord Grey de Ruthyn.
Working Professions: Coal Mining, Farming, Education and Doctors
Information and photographs from 1st & 2nd World Wars
Church documents including Burial records and limited Marriage records
Admission is free and the building has full disabled access.