Cemetery Grounds, Wheatley Hill DH6 3JY

email: wheatleyhill.heritage.centre@btinternet.com

phone: 01429 824402

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Woodlands Avenue, Wheatley Hill DH6 3LN

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

                           Saturday   14.00-16.00

Further Information: (this can be relating to parking, facilities etc.)

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.

The Centre offers

Off-road parking in adjacent streets

Disabled access, hearing loop and toilet


Local publications on sale

Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre

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