Brigg Heritage Centre

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Brigg Heritage Centre
4.5
Miejsca historyczne • Charakterystyczne obiekty i ciekawe miejsca
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
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Shallwegothere
Ulceby, UK152 contributions
Interesting Local Museum with a great surprise!
mar 2020 • Pary
Popped here on an off chance and loved the local museum. There is an exceptional artifact there (go see for yourself) which really demonstrates the local history and ongoing settlement of the area.
Written 16 marca 2020
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lottie49
Grimsby, UK638 contributions
Good
sty 2020
Have meant to visit this place for ages.Today managed it and it was a really good experience. There was so much to see and the kind man in charge was so helpful. The big thing is the bronze age boat. There is a exellent war gallery. Lots of dressing up clothes for kids. Also a informative film with seats for when you flag.
Written 25 stycznia 2020
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TBS cycling
8 contributions
A Must Visit Venue for Lunches, Teas & Coffees
lis 2019
Not the first time of visiting and won't be the last. Good lunch menu with lots of choice, even for a hungry cyclist. Very attractive venue in covered courtyard, very efficient and friendly staff. Only drawback on this occasion was the lack of nearby cycle parking - I had to use one of their drainpipes which I would prefer not to do.
Written 16 grudnia 2019
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Becky
Broughton, UK49 contributions
Very welcoming
wrz 2019
I live locally and have intended to visit for a long time, today I took the opportunity to pop in with my grandma. We were immediately welcomed by the lovely staff members who were very pleased informative. Enjoyed a look around and was lovely to see what artefacts have been found in the local area. I will visit again and spend more time reading the information boards and looking at the pictures.
Written 20 września 2019
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Superduperfab
Brighton, UK23 contributions
Amazing hidden gem!
sie 2019 • Znajomi
We wandered in and found a fabulous exhibition space run by volunteers showing the history of Brigg. The volunteers were really friendly and knowledgeable and there was so much to see. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written 29 sierpnia 2019
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best painter goin
Kent, UK2 contributions
great help
lip 2018 • Pary
there I was going down the highstreet when I realise.... where has nan gone?!? so I ran to the place she loves the most(the heritage center) and the best employee Tim came to my rescue and gave me my nan back.
Written 20 czerwca 2019
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wilbers89
Londyn, UK50 contributions
Great collection of knowledge and artifacts.
mar 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Went in one Wednesday to have a look around, very interesting information and display indeed. Extremely polite staff who are knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and even came over to have a chat.
Written 23 kwietnia 2019
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK2 256 contributions
A very good small heritage centre and the story of teh Brigg Raft....
lut 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
The history of the Brigg area goes back over several thousand years when early stone age man settled here. This small exhibition in the Angel Hotel gives an insight into the history of the area. There are display boards with a certain amount of information and display cases of some of the local finds. This complements the display in the North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe, and I would say has the edge.

Pride of place goes to the Brigg Raft, from the late Bronze age, about 800BC and originally discovered in 1888 by workmen digging for clay. The remains were fragile and susceptible to drying out so it was covered over to preserve it. It was eventually lifted in 1974 and kept in storage at the National Maritime Museum in London before returning to Brigg. Measuring up to 40ft long it is made up of five separate strakes (planks) nearly 9ft wide. It is the longest prehistoric boat to be found in Britain. Each of the strakes has a series of cleats carved at intervals along the length. These had holes in them for cross timbers which helped keep the strakes together. Joints were caulked with moss and covered with wooden battens. Stripped willow was used to ‘sew’ the structure together.

There is a short video and a small display cabinet shows the stages in construction as well as a model of what the boat may have looked like. There are two theories as to its use. The first is that it was a flat bottomed boat used on the Ancholme as a ferry. If so, it is estimated that it would have been able to carry either 40 sheep with 10 men, or 30 cows with 20 men. The other suggestion is that it had a rounded hull which was capable of sailing round the coast.

There is a small display of stone and flint tools from sites found around the area. The iron age finds include pottery and pins used to hold clothing together. Roman finds include more pottery, coins, broaches and pins.

Saxon finds include cremation urns, and a lot of jewellery including a comb and a glass bead necklace. Moving on the the Middle Ages, there is pottery, spindle whorls, coins, broaches, buckle and belt plates as well as a small model of Gainsthorpe Deserted Village.

There is also information about the Saxon churches , and medieval monasteries around Brigg as many of the parishes had small monastic houses attached to them.

Children aren’t forgotten either and there are clothes for them to dress up in, discovery pack to explore the centre colouring activities and a small tent to play in. On the fourth Saturday of the month there are also craft activities for them.

On the first floor in the Angel above the library, there is full disabled access. Entry is free. Opening hours are limited and vary during the year, so check the website before visiting. Staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, so do make time to talk to them.

This really is the hidden gem in Brigg and well worth visiting.
Written 23 lutego 2019
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jadecat2
Lincoln, UK57 contributions
Better then expected
lut 2019 • Pary
We visited not expecting much but were amazed at how good it was. It is housed in a lovely set of rooms and is easy to get round. The exhibits are well displayed and very informative.There is even a room set aside for local research which looked most comfortable. You need to ensure you have time to explore it all as it is bigger than you would think. The volunteers who man it are also friendly and helpful.
Written 6 lutego 2019
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Judy G
Allington, UK40 contributions
Short visit to Brigg
paź 2018 • Pary
Visit to Brigg - to market etc. Found the Heritage Centre by accident and found it to be a very interesting place. Very helpful staff - pointing out things of interest & in particular the Medieval Raft that was in pride of place
Written 12 października 2018
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