Description: A small museum situated in the Cemetery in Wheatley Hill
Directions: Situated on the A181 between Durham and Hartlepool
Opening Times: Thursday 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00
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Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre is a small building of architectural beauty, which originally served the village as a Chapel of Rest. The building was renovated by The Parish Council and a group of interested people from the Wheatley Hill Partnership to form what is now known as The Heritage Society.
The Centre itself provides an insight into life in a mining village in about 1919 and outside is the grave of miners’ leader, Peter Lee. His grave is the only listed monument in the East Durham area, and tribute to a man who worked so hard to improve the living and working conditions of miners and their families, in County Durham.