Ledbury Heritage Centre

Explore the history of Ledbury at the Old Grammar School in Church Lane

About the Ledbury Heritage Centre

The Old Grammar school is a long, low half-timbered building sitting at the top of Church Lane, the cobbled street that runs from the Market House up to the parish chuch of St Michaels and All Angels.

On the ground floor is the Heritage Centre, a museum about the history of the town’s buildings. It is the ideal place to start your exploration of Ledbury!

Free to visit and lots to do

You will find lots of information about Ledbury over the centuries. Knowledgeable stewards will happily tell you more and point you to some of the most interesting places to see. There is a small gift shop with postcards and other souvenirs (many of them locally produced) to buy.

People looking at the Heritage Centre exhibits

Activities for Younger Visitors

There are quizzes for children to complete and objects for them to handle. 

Following on from the very popular Lamb Quiz with its engaging drawings which has previously delighted younger visitors to the Heritage Centre we now have another quiz sheet designed for slightly older children. The Discovery Trail features William, a Ledbury wool merchant and has questions and puzzles pitched at just the right level to engage the 7+ age group. The Discovery Trail includes charming drawings by one of our volunteers and local artist Gina Lincoln.



Visiting the Heritage Centre

Opening Times

The Heritage Centre is open from Easter to the end of October on the following days:

Thursday & Friday: 10.30 to 14.30
Saturday & Sunday: 10.30 to 16.30

It you would like to arrange a private tour, please contact us

Finding us

Our address is:

The Heritage Centre
Church Lane
Ledbury HR8 1DN

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Address:The Heritage Centre
Church Lane
Ledbury HR8 1DN

Please note there is no easy vehicular access or parking at The Heritage Centre.

Car parking in the town is limited to one hour. The nearest car parks are St Katherines or Bye Street and are a ten minute walk from the building.

To reach us on foot:

From the Market House in the centre of town, follow Church Lane, the cobbled street, up towards St Michael’s and All Angels. The Heritage Centre is at the top on the left, please mind your head upon entering!


There is full access to the Heritage Centre Museum which is all on one level. Please note there is a shallow step into The Heritage Centre and visitors should be aware that the floor is uneven flagstones, there are also low beams throughout.

Visitors can be dropped a few paces from the door – please contact us for directions at info@ledburyplaces.org. 

Blue badge car parking is available in the pay-and-display car parks and in the High Street.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

Funding the The Heritage Centre

Our charity, Ledbury Places, is the custodian of the building. We receive no regular Government or Council funding, we rely very much on donations and sales for our day to day expenses. Any major repairs and developments are paid for through grant applications and sponsorship. Any support, financial or in kind, is gratefully received.

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