The Smithy Heritage Centre

A statement from Eccleston Parish Council, following the latest advice from Public Health England:

The Smithy Heritage Centre will remain closed for the foreseeable future as a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

These are unprecedented times, and the health and safety of visitors, staff and the whole community is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will follow all official recommendations.

We and the Curators look forward to welcoming you back to the Smithy when it is safe to re-open.

Cllr Teresa Sims
Eccleston Parish Council Chairman

Visit the Smithy virtually instead!

You can now visit the Smithy Heritage Centre virtually, thanks to The Atkinson, Southport. They have kindly shared their equipment and enabled us to have the building and Objects of Desire exhibition scanned by Matt Dodd so that we could put it online for you to enjoy.

Take a look – just click on the picture above and the full scan of the building will load. You can click and drag to move through the displays and you can find out more about the objects by hovering over the little target symbols!