The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills. As well as running a range of courses for homeowners, hobbyists, contractors, professionals and education groups, the Heritage Skills Centre hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions to showcase the work of craftspeople and artists from across the region and runs hands on activities for the public with the help of a team of volunteers.
OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm for our craft shop, course information and workshop tours.
Stained Glass Conservation Cleaning
Join the HSC on Wednesdays and Fridays from January onwards for conservation in action on our panels of Victorian stained glass. Found on site during the Lincoln Castle Revealed project these panels have been carefully cleaned using conservation 'dry' methods and photographed by one of the Heritage Skills Centre volunteers who has conservation knowledge and experience. We're conducting some research into where these panels could be from and how they were made, and we'll be tracing the design ready to consider making replica panels. Visitors are welcome to come and see the project in action on any of these days and interact with volunteers are they carry out this careful task.
The Centre opened in 2013 and was built with funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Development Agency, with some equipment funded by the Heritage Lottery fund.The IHBC recognises that courses run by the Heritage Skills Centre may provide part of the compulsory CPD requirements of a Full Member.