Heysham Heritage Centre
Heysham Heritage Centre is situated on Main Street in Heysham Village and houses displays and exhibitions on the history of Heysham.
Artefacts on display range from a cannon rescued from the Vanadis, a sailing ship wrecked in Morecambe Bay, to original photographs and paintings of characters such as Polly Blacow, last mussel gatherer in the village.
The Heritage Centre building was once the barn for the adjoining cottage and they are a prime example of a seventeenth century Lancashire long house. The long house was converted into a cottage and two lock up shops in the twentieth century. The Heritage Trust for the North West acquired the two lock up shops in 1999, and converted them, with grant aid from many organisations and individuals, to form a the heritage centre.
The Centre was opened in 2000, and has been visited by over 80,000 people, admisssion is free.
Exit the M6 at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster. Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass small retail park on the left on the approach to traffic lights. Continue straight ahead over Greyhound Bridge following signs to Heysham.